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University Curriculum


All senior guitar students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas to pass. Students failing to meet the following technical standards may continue to study at the senior level until proficiency is demonstrated.

Solos and Etudes

Minor Blues Blues in Twelve Keys Rhythm #1 Nowhere
GUITAR COMPING by Barry Galbraith

The fourth year student will be required to pass the remaining tunes from a list of standards and jazz classics. Tunes passed during the senior level must include

Angel Eyes

Darn That Dream

On Green Dolphin Street

Body and Soul

Girl From Ipanema

How High the Moon

Donna Lee


My One and Only Love

Giant Steps

Prelude to a Kiss

My Funny Valentine

Night in Tunisia

Thrivin’ From a Riff

Take the “A” Train

Yardbird Suite

Stolen Moments

Sophisticated Lady

Scrapple from the Apple

Days of Wine and Roses

‘Round Midnight




Suggested Materials
Brett Willmott – Complete Book of Harmony, Theory & Voicing
Aebersold, Volume 6 All Bird
Aebersold, Volume 15 Payin’ Dues

William Leavitt - Advanced Reading Studies for Guitar
INVENTION I Bach two part inventions (both parts)
Play Along With Bach by Barry Galbraith

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

A minimum 50 minute Senior Recital is required of Bachelor of Music candidates for graduation. All performance material must be memorized. The level of performance should be one with relatively few improvisational mistakes (not making the changes) and should demonstrate advanced technical skills. A Senior jury consists of five tunes (selected by faculty from list of passed tunes) performed from memory.

Jerry Hahn
(316) 648-8271

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