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University Curriculum

 

Freshman - 1st term
All first term freshman guitar students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas during their first jury to pass onto the second term study. Students failing to meet the following technical standards may continue to study at the first term level until proficiency is demonstrated.


All required material is selected from the Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar
(Mel Bay Publications MB99116BCD) unless otherwise noted.

Scales and Arpeggios

Major – Five positions in the key of G transposed to any key Pages 15-20

Chords
Be able to play two positions for Ma, Ma7, Ma6, 7th, 9th, mi, mi7, diminished and augmented chords without open strings in any key. Be able to play the chord changes to “Cherokee”. Chord forms are selected from pages 137-140. Be able to play lines a, b, c and d on page 146. Chord forms are selected from pages 137-140.

Exercises
Memorize the exercises found on pages 10, 11 and 12 (#4)

Repertoire
Selected standards and jazz classics

Reading
Three pages of Rhythms Complete by Charles Colin

Sight-Reading
You will be expected to read an appropriate piece on sight during each jury. The Real Book is a sight-reading source.

Suggested Materials

Complete Jerry Hahn Method For Jazz Guitar Mel Bay Publications MB99116BCD
Rhythms Complete by Charles Colin
Melodic Rhythms for Guitar by William Leavitt

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