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MUS 121F: Slack Key Guitar 1 (2 credits)

Course Description

Basic principles of performance; relevant problems in literature. Student learns to play two slack key tunings. This course is intended for students with little or no background in this style of guitar playing. Ability to read music is not required. May be repeated up to 6 credits. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture/lab)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of slack key guitar development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, such as rhythm, notation, dynamics, and expression in accurate performances
  • Use knowledge of slack key techniques and music concepts (music theory) to complete in-class recitals
  • Learn and demonstrate professional performance practices

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