Applied Guitar and Electric Bass Syllabus


TIME/LOCATION arranged
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
Music and/or methods book(s) to be determined on an individual basis
Other materials as needs arise
DESCRIPTION
Applied guitar or electric bass lessons provide the student with basic through advanced guitar or electric bass skills and encourages learning through a variety of approaches including reading music, particular guitar or electric bass techniques, aural training, and improvisation as appropriate to each individual.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance is mandatory.  Lessons missed by unexcused absences will not be made up.  Any conflicts must be resolved with the instructor 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson.  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 in both treble and bass clefs.  The student will also develop basic psychomotor skills, fundamental technique, and good posture with respect to the guitar or electric bass.  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 BETHANY E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY IF IT VARIES FROM THE STANDARD 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.