Intermediate Guitar
Course Number – 1770

Semester Course

Updated June 4, 2009

Month

Standards (include state core numbers)

Indicators

Assessment

August-September

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Review

Major Chords – A,D,E,F,C,G

Minor Chords – A,D,E,F,

7th Chords – A,D,E,C,G

Relative Tuning concepts

All Strumming concepts and techniques

Review reading notation – Hal Leonard book

Song transcriptions

Guitar Pedagogy

Everyday class participation and attendance

Test on Minuet in G

October

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Major Scales – C,G,D,A

Reading notation – Berkley Book – Pgs. 1-20

Song Transcription

Chord Progression Theory

Improvisation Skills

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing Test – complete review of C major – 1st position

 

November

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Bar Chord Forms – Major and Minor

Reading notation – Berkley Book – Pgs. 1 – 40

Major Scales – E, F, Bb

3 note jazz chord voicings

Song Transcriptions

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing test – 1st solo

December

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Review of all material

Improvisation Skills

4 note jazz chord voicings

Major scale patterns – 6th string root

Pentatonic scale patterns – 6th string root

Reading Notation – Berkley Book – Pgs. 1-60

Song Transcriptions

Everyday class participation and attendance

Playing tests – Duets in G

Chord Tests

Scale Tests

January

Standard 1
(Perform): Students will use body, voice, and instruments as means of musical expression.

Standard 2
(Create): Students will improvise and compose music.

Standard 3
(Listen/Analyze/Evaluate): Students will expand music listening skills and use music vocabulary to analyze and evaluate music.

Standard 4
(Discover Meaning): Students will find avenues of understanding and communication through connecting music to personal growth, the joy of living, traditions, culture, and history.

Recital Preparation

Recital Performance