The Secondary/Elective Guitar Program provides elective guitar instruction and elective guitar classes for non-music majors.
Senior Lecturer of Music
Web site: www.petarjankovic.com
Phone: (812) 855-9412
Elective students in Guitar Department can choose between following courses:
MUS L121 – Beginning Guitar Class and Styles (3cr.) IUB A&H GenEd credit.
This course is as an introduction to popular guitar styles and techniques. Students learn this (1) by building rudimentary guitar playing skills in a classroom lab setting (playing basic open and bar chords in songs, learning how to read tabs and music, and learning basic fingerstyle), and (2) by learning about guitar history/styles and developing critical listening skills through online modules. IUB A&H GenEd credit. No previous experience required.
MUS L122 – Intermediate Guitar Class and Styles (3cr.) IUB A&H GenEd credit.
This course is an expansion on contemporary popular guitar styles and techniques learned in L121, and more in-depth survey on specific styles and guitar performances and advancement on critical listening skills acquired in L121 in a lecture setting. Prerequisites: L121 or L101 and/or ability to read music and play chord structures proficiently. IUB A&H GenEd credit.
MUS L101 – Beginning Guitar Class (2cr.)
This course is intended as an introduction to popular guitar styles and techniques by building rudimentary guitar playing skills: basic open and bar chords, learning how to read tabs and music, and learning basic fingerstyle. No previous experience required.
MUS L102 – Intermediate Guitar (2cr.)
This course is intended as an expansion on contemporary popular guitar styles and techniques learned in L101. Prerequisites: L101 and/or ability to read music and play chord structures proficiently.
MUS L100/L700/Z110/Z710 – Individual classical guitar lessons (2cr.)
Individual classical guitar lessons, 50 minutes each week. Additional applied fee. Time scheduled with instructor. Classical guitar required. No previous experience required.
MUS MUS-X1 – All-Campus Guitar Ensemble (1 cr.)
The All-Campus Guitar Ensemble is formed by guitarists of all levels and open to all IU students regardless of their major. The ensemble is ideal for students that want share their musical talent around campus and join IU’s large guitar community.
The ensemble performs a wide variety of musical styles while blending several types of guitars such as classical, acoustic, electric, bass guitar and others. All types of guitar are welcome.
Students can register for the All-Campus Guitar Ensemble by adding MUS-X1 (section – All-Campus Guitar Ensemble/1 credit) to their schedule. Registration is open for students that have taken guitar courses at IU such as MUS-L 101, 102, 121, 122, Z110 or for guitarists with equivalent experience. The ensemble is for guitarists of all levels (basic, intermediate and advanced), no audition is required.
Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00-8:20 PM, MC 040
Ensemble Director: Daniel Duarte firstname.lastname@example.org
MUS-128, Guitar Heroes (2 cr.)
Performance study of the musical legacy created by Guitar Heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Charlie Christian, Jymmi Page, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen and many others. This course will investigate in a practical manner the solos, riffs compositions and techniques of various noteworthy guitarists that often presented new and unorthodox approaches to guitar playing conventions. Learn how to play like a Guitar Hero!
Basic historical background of important Guitar Heroes
Learn how to play several solos/licks by studied Guitar Heroes
Execute different types of accompanying techniques
Acquire practice tools to improve aural skills
Improve rhythm guitar vocabulary
Ability to play and identify techniques and effects
Improve reading skills (staff and tabs)
Improve overall guitar technique
Fretboard mastery via practical elements
IU Guitar Club
The Indiana University Guitar Club is a student organization dedicated to bringing together guitarists and guitar enthusiasts of all genres, styles, and skill levels. The IUGC is committed to providing opportunities to learn, collaborate, and grow as guitarists while cultivating a community of Hoosiers that share a passion for guitar. For more info click here.