Classical Guitar: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Guitar-peggios

  • Arpeggios
  • Study with dyads and arpeggios
  • Rhythm
  • Notes on string four in Position V

Lesson 2: More on Practicing Efficiently

  • On practicing
  • Guitar history
  • B minor scale
  • Sightreading

Lesson 3: Glissando and Portamento

  • Guitar history
  • B melodic minor scale
  • Arpeggio study no. 49 by Julio Sagreras
  • Glissando
  • Portamento
  • Notes on string five in Position V

Lesson 4: Movable Scale Forms

  • Review on constructing scales
  • Intervals
  • Notes on string six in Position V
  • Rasgueado exercise no. 2

Lesson 5: Simple and Compound Meters

  • Ascending and descending slurs on the guitar
  • The C sharp minor scale
  • Simple and compound meter
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Footstool or alternative (suggestions in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

Classical Guitar: Foundations 2 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Guitar-peggios

  • Arpeggios
  • Study with dyads and arpeggios
  • Rhythm
  • Notes on string four in Position V

Lesson 2: More on Practicing Efficiently

  • On practicing
  • Guitar history
  • B minor scale
  • Sightreading

Lesson 3: Glissando and Portamento

  • Guitar history
  • B melodic minor scale
  • Arpeggio study no. 49 by Julio Sagreras
  • Glissando
  • Portamento
  • Notes on string five in Position V

Lesson 4: Movable Scale Forms

  • Review on constructing scales
  • Intervals
  • Notes on string six in Position V
  • Rasgueado exercise no. 2

Lesson 5: Simple and Compound Meters

  • Ascending and descending slurs on the guitar
  • The C sharp minor scale
  • Simple and compound meter
  • Performance review

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Footstool or alternative (suggestions in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

Classical Guitar: Foundations 1 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Dedicated Daily Practice

  • 5 daily practice routines
  • Rhythmic dictation
  • Basics 1 practice supplements

Lesson 2: Free Stroke Finger Technique

  • Free stroke
  • Dyads using free stroke
  • Free stroke scale study
  • Minor scales
  • Basics 1 review

Lesson 3: Flamenco Music

  • Polyphonic music
  • Alternation between pulgar and fingers
  • Extending the C major scale
  • Flamenco music
  • Rasgueado

Lesson 4: Sagreras Excerpts

  • Notes on string two at position V
  • Timbre
  • The A minor scale
  • Lessons 41 and 44 by Julio Sagreras

Lesson 5: Using the Ring Finger (Anular)

  • Right-hand tilt
  • Using anular
  • Developing free stroke with anular
  • Notes in string three in Position IV
  • Guitar history

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Course Materials: musictheory.net (no cost)
  • Footstool or alternative (suggestions in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)

Classical Guitar: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Dedicated Daily Practice

  • 5 daily practice routines
  • Rhythmic dictation
  • Basics 1 practice supplements

Lesson 2: Free Stroke Finger Technique

  • Free stroke
  • Dyads using free stroke
  • Free stroke scale study
  • Minor scales
  • Basics 1 review

Lesson 3: Flamenco Music

  • Polyphonic music
  • Alternation between pulgar and fingers
  • Extending the C major scale
  • Flamenco music
  • Rasgueado

Lesson 4: Sagreras Excerpts

  • Notes on string two at position V
  • Timbre
  • The A minor scale
  • Lessons 41 and 44 by Julio Sagreras

Lesson 5: Using the Ring Finger (Anular)

  • Right-hand tilt
  • Using anular
  • Developing free stroke with anular
  • Notes in string three in Position IV
  • Guitar history

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Course Materials: musictheory.net (no cost)
  • Footstool or alternative (suggestions in lesson 2.2)
  • Armless chair or stool
  • Tuner (electronic tuner, computer program, or phone app are all suitable)