MUSC 136 Intermediate Guitar • 2 Cr.


Develops the skills and knowledge required for playing the guitar, reading music and performance techniques in greater depth. Intended for students with a moderate level of experience. Students must supply their own ACOUSTIC guitar.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify a medium sample of key signatures and play the Major scale patterns related to those key signatures.
  • Identify the diatonic notes on the fret board in by name and find their representation on the music staff.
  • Identify growing level of complex rhythmic note values and play simple melodies with rhythmic accuracy. 
  • Read and perform chords indicated by a moderate number of chord nomenclature and tablature
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform chords in a variety of voicings
  • Identify and perform music demonstrating meter and chordal rhythmic patterns accurately. 
  • Perform a variety of strumming and picking patterns
  • Play pieces learned in class by both reading from manuscript and from memory
  • Design and implement an effective practice routine