Applied Music - Guitar

Course Code:
MVS 1216-2226

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
A course in applied music instruction is offered in voice, piano, and other instruments for non-music majors. Private instruction for the music major is offered in his or her secondary instrument and/or voice. Credit will depend upon successful completion of course requirements. Private instruction for non-music majors requires that they also be enrolled in at least one other course on campus. This does not apply to dual enrollment or early admission students. Private instruction consists of one half hour lesson per week. Credit will be granted up to four times for each course.


Course Details


There is no prerequisite for MVS 1216, but it is a prerequisite for MVS 2226. Courses must be taken in sequence.



David Stringer


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Literature appropriate to the level of challenge will be assigned on an individual basis.  Music must be purchased within two (2) weeks after semester assignments.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5: Humanities

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)


Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.

Mu-1   Create new works of music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Demonstrate rhythmic control. H3 Behavioral Observation, Skills Performance
Demonstrate technique. H3  
Use appropriate musical style characteristics. H1, H2, H3  
Perform music literature. H1, H2, H3  



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will conduct a course of private instruction for students via a combination of rehearsal, out-of-class practice, and performance opportunities. Music literature appropriate to the level of challenge will be assigned and concepts will be explained in class. The student will learn by guidance from the teacher by learning varied repertoire, and regularly practicing the concepts presented.  The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and skills performance.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate in their lesson and be focused in class
  • Practice outside of class time
  • Participate in student recital and assigned performances


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