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MUSC2696: Guitar Worlds: Playing Styles and Techniques

2024 unit information

This unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to learn and perform music of different cultures and traditions of the world. In addition to classical guitar, the unit focuses on learning the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic features and techniques of flamenco, bossa nova, rock and various folk guitar traditions. Through practical exercises, students will develop their guitar playing skills in reading sheet music, and tabs, playing scales, arpeggios, chords, and understanding basic music style concepts. By the end of the course, students will have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of guitar playing and will be able to play simple pieces in a group setting.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Analysis, History and Cultural Studies

Code MUSC2696
Academic unit Analysis, History and Cultural Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Use a range of skills to perform different guitar styles
  • LO2. Identify, analyse and apply different guitar styles and techniques.

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Semester 1 2024
Normal day Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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