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MUS-2341-VU01 - Guitar I

Synonym: 185056
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 108
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-11-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Gregory Matses | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 18/18 (as of 11-05-19 8:15 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Expression
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

An introduction to basic picking, fingerpicking, chords, rhythms, bass lines, and accompanying vocals on the six-string guitar. Includes such styles as folk, blues, rock, jazz, country, and classical. Students are introduced to music theory, notation, and history related to guitar. Access to a guitar is required. Open to students with no previous musical training.

Essential Objectives:

1. Develop and maintain a regular musical practice.
2. Develop and apply basic plectrum (pick) and fingerpicking techniques.
3. Sight-read simple melodies and apply open chord shapes and rhythms.
4. Play pieces in a variety of styles which may include: folk, blues, rock, classical and reggae.
5. Discuss basic music theory and notation as it relates to the guitar, including chord symbols and guitar tablature.
6. Listen to and analyze a variety of guitar players and styles.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Gregory Matses
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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