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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 181 - Guitar II


A continuation of the skills learned in Applied Guitar for Beginners. Upon entering this class students must have established basic fingerpicking and plectrum techniques and be able to read in the 1st position. Sight-reading will be reviewed and expanded to the 2nd and 5th positions of the guitar. Rock, jazz and blues improvisational techniques will be studied using modes, minor scales, pentatonic scales, blues scales, arpeggios and memorized patterns. Chord symbols and chord progressions will be studied in detail. Ensemble playing, ear-training and advanced rhythmic skills will be focused on throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MUS 131.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
Note(s): Acoustic and electric guitars welcome.

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