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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MUS 128 - Guitar I

This course teaches the basic skills of guitar playing, including music theory, technique exercises, chord forms and rhythms. Level 1 reading etudes and songs will be assigned for classroom performance. This class is intended for students with little or no previous guitar background. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Apply the fundamentals of guitar technique to the electric or acoustic guitar Read music appropriate for the guitar Perform technical exercises for left and right hand development Apply the concepts of music notation and theory, including chromatic scale, triad and seventh chord formulas, major scale formulas, and triad and seventh chord spellings Chart the parameters of musical form as applied to songs Play rhythmic accompaniments of traditional and popular songs in diverse styles
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3