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Guitar I & II Grades 9-12

This course is open to all students interested in playing the guitar. Individuals as well as groups will work on learning all strings of the guitar, music fundamentals, reading notes, and chords. More advanced classes will require individual work with chording, finger picking, and working with different musical styles.

STANDARDS METCONTENT/SKILLS/ACTIVITIES
ABCD 
    Performing and Creating
1-3   a. Demonstrate various guitar techniques: strumming, picking, and chording.
1-4   b. Perform a varied repertoire of instrumental literature with expression and technical accuracy.
1-3, 5   c. Perform alone and in ensembles with one or more students on a part.
1-4   d. Improvise stylistically appropriate harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic variations.
1-4   e. Compose and arrange music in specified styles, demonstrating creativity in using the elements of music.
1-3   f. Demonstrate ability to read tablature and standard notation for guitar.
1, 3, 4, 64, 5, 7  g. Explain characteristics of two or more arts, detailing their similarities and differences.
7968h. Investigate careers in music fields.
     
    History and Culture
1, 31, 2  a. Study guitar literature and methods representative of various musical styles.
 1-38 b. Classify by style and by historical period or culture unfamiliar but representative examples of guitar music and explain their classifications.
 1-3, 6  c. Identify sources of specific American genres, trace their evolution, and cite musicians associated with them.
     
    Evaluation and Analysis
  1, 2 a. Understand guitar styles and terminology.
1-3 1, 2 b. Demonstrate proper care and maintenance of the guitar.
3 1, 2 c. Understand basic theory necessary to play the guitar: I, IV, V, and V 7 chords in various major and minor keys.
1-3 1, 2 d. Develop technique in a variety of major and minor scales and modes.
1, 411-44-6e. Analyze aural examples of a varied repertoire of guitar music representing diverse genres and cultures, by describing the uses of elements of music.
1, 3, 4 1-3 f. Develop specific criteria for making informed, critical evaluations of the quality of performances, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations, and apply the criteria in personal participation.
1, 3, 461, 2, 4 g. Evaluate a performance or composition by comparing it to similar or exemplary models.

* Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

STANDARDS METCONTENT/SKILLS/ACTIVITIES
ABCD 
    Aesthetic Appreciation
1-3   a. Develop and maintain individual practice discipline for self-enrichment.
 2, 7  b. Explain how elements, processes, and organizational principles are used in similar and distinctive ways in the various arts.
1-4   c. Prepare self-chosen musical selection for performance.

ASSESSMENTS
• Proficiency exam
• Progress reports
• Self-evaluation

* Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

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