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  • Course Code
    MU.MU004
    Content Area
    Fine Arts
    Description
    This class is designed for students who wish to further their guitar skills. Instruction will include pick style and finger style playing. Students will expand chord knowledge and further develop music reading skills.
    Expected Outcomes:
    • Students will explore note reading and performance on the entire neck.
    • Students will perform compositions using open chords from Guitar 1, power chords and barre chords.
    • Students will improvise an 8-16 solo using 2 pentatonic scale patterns.



    Note: This curriculum was written prior to the 2014-2015 school year. It is scheduled to be rewritten following the Rockwood Curriculum Schedule.

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Unit Description
Details
1Creating: Improvisation
This unit focuses on using the use of chords in guitar music.
Students will learn shapes of chords and how to apply those to musical selections.


2Performing: Chords
This unit focuses on using the use of chords in guitar music.
Students will learn shapes of chords and how to apply those to musical selections.


3Performing: Notes of First Position
This unit focuses on using the speed and recognition of notes in first position with more complex rhythms.
Students will play melodies in 1st position using advanced rhythms.


4Performing: Fingerstyle
This unit focuses on using nylon string guitars and exploring finger style playing
Students will learn to use individual fingers to strum stings.


5Performing: Introduction to Position Playing
This unit focuses on using the ability to play melodies in multiple locations on the guitar neck.
Students will perform scale patterns and melodies in alternate places in the guitar neck.


6Responding/Connecting: Music and Me
This unit focuses on using the context of music to describe form and function.
Students will recognize and write about form and context as it relates to music.