Guitar Class Syllabus


COURSE MUSI 108
TIME/LOCATION 3:00-3:50 PM Wednesdays, Steinman 203
INSTRUCTOR Pandel Collaros
OFFICE 210 Steinman
HOURS by appointment
PHONES (office) 829-7331, (home) 740-264-5739
E-MAIL collaros623@comcast.net
WEB PAGE http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/index.htm
REQUIRED MATERIALS
•    Schmid, Will and Greg Koch.  Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, latest edition.  Milwaukee,
      WI:  Hal Leonard Corp.

•    Other materials as needs arise
DESCRIPTION Guitar class provides the student with introductory guitar skills and encourages learning through a variety of approaches including reading music, particular guitar techniques, aural training, and improvisation as appropriate.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance is mandatory.  One excused absence is permitted.  The final grade will be reduced by one full letter for each unexcused absence.
ASSESSABLE LEARNING
   GOALS

These will include performance accuracy, expressiveness, memorization, and attendance.  These goals will be assessed by rubric.
ASSIGNMENTS POLICY
All students are required to perform juried exams at the semester's end in addition to mastering weekly exercises.
OBJECTIVES
The student will learn to read music at a basic level.  The student will also develop basic psychomotor skills, fundamental technique, and good posture with respect to the guitar.  Affective objectives are for the student to develop an appreciation for musical literacy and discipline, along with an understanding that music can be a path to life-long learning, self-expression, confidence, and collaborative non-verbal communication as well as a career goal.
PREREQUISITES
Permission of instructor
GRADING
70% Weekly assignments
30% Jury

SCALE
A 93-100% B- 80-82% D+ 67-69%
A-
90-92% C+ 77-79%
D 63-66%
B+
87-89% C 73-76% D- 60-62%
B 83-86% C- 70-72% 
F 00-59%
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY IF IT VARIES FROM THE STANDARD BETHANY FORM, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY
Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him/her from fully demonstrating his/her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate the educational opportunity.
The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

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