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Graduate Guitar

MU523 and MU623, Guitar Literature. 

A survey of the important composers and style periods of the guitar from Renaissance to the present. Included are the transcription of Renaissance and Baroque lute, vihuela, and guitar music from tablature into modern notation, and the critical analysis of modern editions. Normally offered in alternate years.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU525 and MU625, Guitar Research Techniques. 

An exploration of the scholarly and musicological aspects of the guitar. Following an introduction, the students will choose an individual guitar-related topic, conduct research and conclude with a written paper. Normally offered in alternate years.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU507 and MU607, Guitar Seminar. 

An introduction to the basic principles of live performance on the concert stage including deportment, technical problems, memorization, musicality, preparation, etc. Critiques from both faculty and colleagues assist the student in becoming more proficient as a performer. Students are encouraged to pursue performance opportunities and course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external performance work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

MU595 and MU596, Guitar Pedagogy 1 and 2. 

The study of principles and practices of music teaching focused on the Guitar. The discussion of methods and materials is followed by guided laboratory work with both class and private students. Course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external teaching work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum/course objectives.

1 hour weekly; 1 credit

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