Jul 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 623 Play Guitar, Teach Guitar

College of Performing Arts

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Play Guitar, Teach Guitar. This course is designed to illuminate various approaches and
techniques of playing and teaching guitar. Concepts learned will include, but not be limited
to: Fretboard Basics, playing single-note melodies, basic chord shapes in the open position
and in ‘Barre’ form, picking techniques, strumming techniques, and how to strum rhythms in
different styles and grooves. Students will learn basic songs with simple chord progressions,
including: folk songs, Blues, three-chord rock. From the teaching lens, students will learn how
to teach guitar to visual, cerebral, and conceptual learners. Songs studied will include
idioms of rock n roll, RnB, folk, Blues, American standards, Reggae, and Latin-flavored guitar.
Students are responsible for bringing a guitar to the course each day that is in quality working
order to best facilitate learning.

This course is not repeatable for credit.