Summer 2021 MECA, Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Guitar for the Music Educator: Level II
Designed for music educators who have already taken the primer level course, Guitar for the Music Educator Level I, Level II continues to explore accompaniment styles, improvisation, reading music beyond the open and first positions, playing slurs, triad exercises and much more. This course will help teachers break out of their routines and integrate new instructional strategies with tools that will help inspire a lifetime of music in the lives of their students.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Play all major and minor triads in at least three positions on the neck.
- Read music notation in multiple positions including open, 3rd, 5th and 10th.
- Play barre chords.
- Play 7th and 9th chords.
- Integrate slurs in melodic interpretations and improvisations.
- Play strumming patterns that include 1/16 note subdivisions and staccato variations in the funk and rock idioms.
Introduction to Guitar for Ensemble
by Joe Sweet (available at www.introtoguitar.net)
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).