Guitar Notation Systems and Styles

Course code MUSI1501Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course provides the student with a clear understanding of the many guitar notation systems as utilised by contemporary guitarists covering various performance styles such as pop, latin, metal, funk, etc. Notation and performance techniques for each of the styles will be explored and students will be taught the means to develop and collect resources and understand the requirments of each of the styles.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:
- recognition of various stylistic and performance techniques as displayed in guitar notation systems.
- recognition of performance techniques as displayed in audio/video examples.
- creation of notation examples in a range of guitar notation sytems using free software applications.
ContentThe course content will introduce the physical aspects of performance techniques relevant to the instrument including the following terms:
- The notation conventions for Guitar performance.
- Left hand techniques.
- Right hand techniques
- Chords and voicings.
- Rhythmic techniques.
- Sound production techniques (plectrums, amplifiers, effects and pickups).
- Online audio file uploading.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo assumed knowledge for this course
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualStudents are required to comment on provided notation examples and produce a range of their own notation examples using various software applications. 50% of total assessment in Week 13
Quiz - On-lineOnline Test on performance techniques and notational systems. 25% of total assessment. Week 5 of semester.
Quiz - On-lineOnline Test on styles and techniques. 25% of total assessment. Week 9 of semester
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is available to students enrolled in any program, however students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, are not permitted to enrol in this course if duplicating their principal study or double major instrument.