This subject explores a range of popular guitar styles that have had widespread impact over the past century, including blues, rock and global folk styles. As well as examining relevant literature and recordings, students will be instructed in the performance of basic examples of these styles.
Guitars will be provided at tutorials. Students will need access to an instrument for practice outside of class.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to recognise and critically discuss different styles of guitar music. Students should learn basic playing, maintenance and tuning techniques on the guitar in relation to the styles studied.
On completion of this subject students should develop:
analytical and problem-solving skills
a metacognitive approach to preparation and practice of repertoire