This lab offers an in-depth analysis of complex harmonic situations in the creation and performance of chord solos, involving mechanical voicings derived from chord scales and various reharmonizati
Study of guitar performance skills based on the music of Jimi Hendrix.
This course teaches guitarists the music of the Allman Brothers band.
Instrumental lab for guitar principals with third-semester or higher standing.
Study and performance of the guitar playing style of Jim Hall through recordings and transcriptions. Students will explore Jim Hall's conceptual approaches to rhythm, melody, and harmony.
Study of guitar performance skills based on the music of Jeff Beck.
A continuation of ILGT-241, with more advanced theory and techniques. Analysis becomes secondary, and in-class performance is emphasized. Instructor demonstration is continued.
Study and performance of the guitar playing style of George Benson through recordings and transcriptions. Students will focus on the artist's harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic styles.
Hands-on training with current digital equipment and electronic devices. Approaches to effective performance using various signal-processing equipment.
Applications, scope, and limitations of guitar synthesizers. Understanding the operating principles of guitar synthesizers as they have evolved with developments in technology.
Students will record solo guitar pieces of their choice, which may include original arrangements, transcriptions, adaptations in various genres, and Guitar Department-produced handouts.
A systematic technique developing a complete rhythm section style of accompaniment playing, ideal for duo and trio situations.
A lab for guitar principals continuing the development of harmonic and voice-leading concepts introduced in ILGT-223.
A continuation of ILGT-221 using standards that present greater challenges. Tunes are prepared (melody, chords, bass line, and improvisation) for critiqued performance on a weekly basis.
Study and performance of guitar riffs, leads, and grooves as recorded by Harrison, Lennon, and McCartney.
Performance of material from Country Guitar Styles, including single-note solos, pedal steel style, folk fingerpicking, and western swing.
A course exploring a wide range of creative, aesthetic, conceptual, and technical aspects of recording electric and acoustic guitar.
A lab for guitar principals that develops approach patterns and trains the ear for improvisation in all idioms.
This lab is an introduction to rhythmic displacement in comping and soloing by the use of various polyrhythms and polymeters against a standard 3/4 or 4/4 time signature.
A Guitar Department course in which students will study methods and techniques specifically related to the accompaniment of vocalists in a variety of styles and settings.