MUS 231F: Applied Music, Western (Slack Key Guitar)

Credits 1

This course provides individual instruction in slack key guitar. The course covers slack key techniques that are appropriate for the student's experience. Applied slack key guitar is a performance class. The emphasis will be toward developing guitar playing technique that focuses on expression, dynamics, rhythmic stability and musicianship. May be repeated up to 4 credits. (1 hour individual instruction)

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate musical concepts
  • Demonstrate basic slack key techniques
  • Sight read tablature
  • Demonstrate professional performance practices
  • Discuss the history of slack key guitar development