Guitar Syllabus

Dennis Turechek, Instructor

Freshman Year

Technique:
Fundamentals of finger mechanics (right and left hand), posture, rest and free strokes and legato playing. All major and melodic scales as edited by Segovia- R.H. i,m only. Arpeggios from 24 preludes (Guitar Exercises for Right Hand) by Ferdinando Carulli.

Etudes:
Carcassi - Twenty-five Melodious Studies for Guitar
Sor - Twenty Studies for the Guitar
Giuliani - Selected Studies
Aguado - Selected Studies
Brouwer - Selected Studies

Repertoire:
Tarrega - Lagrima, Adelita, Mazurka, Marieta and Selected Preludes
Bach - Bourrees, Sarabandes, Preludes, etc. from Lute Suites and Assorted Works
Sor - Selected Pieces from Op. 1-20
Anon - Renaissance Lute Pieces
Ponce - Preludes 1-6
Logy - Partita in A minor
Milan - Pavans
Dowland - selected Pieces


Sophomore Year

Technique:
Major and melodic minor scales with other right-hand patterns (i,a-m,a-ami) with rhythmic variety. Chromatic, whole tone and diminished scales.

Etudes:
Sor - Studies 11-20 (Selected)
Dodgeson and Quine - Studies for Guitar (Book 1) (Selected)
Giuliani - Selected Studies
Coster - Selected Studies

Repertoire:
Ponce - Preludes
Narvaez - Cancion del Emperador, Deferencias Sobre Guardame las Vacas
Mudarra - Fantasia
Dowland - Dowland’s Ades, Melancholy gailiard
Devisee - Suite in D Major
Sor - Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Andantino, etc.
Tarrega - Capricho Arabe, Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Vivaldi - Concerto in D Major
Duarte - English Suite


Junior Year

Technique:
All 12 major keys and their modes – three notes per string. Chords on all degrees of scale.

Etudes:
Sor - Studies 11 – 20 (Selected
Dodgeson and Quine - Studies for Guitar (Book 2) (Selected)
Villa – Lobos Twelve Studies (Selected)

Repertoire:
Villa-Lobos - Preludes 1 – 5, Popular Suites, Choros Typicos
Downland - Fantasie, landy Hunsdon’s Puffe, Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard, etc.
Bach - Lute Workds BWV 999, 1,000 or Prelude, Fugue and Allegro BWV 998
Brouwer - Danza Characteristica, Elegio de la Danza, Berceuse (Cancion de Luna)
Sor - Op. 22, Op. 25, Grande Solo, etc.
Giuliani - Op. 61 Grande Overture, Grosse Sonata for Flute And Guitar, etc.
Granados - Spanish Dances (Selected)
Albeniz - Leyenda, Granda, etc.
Selected works of Turina, Torroba, Ponce, Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sanz

Senior Year

Technique:
All melodic minor keys and their modes- three notes per string. Chords on all degrees of scale. Chord Voicing Theory for fingerboard and application. Transcribing.

Etudes:
Sor - Studies 11 – 20 (Selected)
Villa - Lobos - Studies (1 – 12) (Selected)

Repertoire:
Bach - Chaconne, Lute Works BWV 995, 997, 1006a
Falla - Omaggio Le Tombeau de Debussy
Britten - Nocturnal Opus No. 70

Selected works of Brouwer, Barrios, Lauro, Rodrigo, Granados, Albeniz, Dodgeson, Berkeley, Tansman, Harris, Martin, Scarlatti, Torroba, Turina, Sainz de la Maza

 

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