Song Guitar (Eric van Dijsseldonk)
Profile, extension and depth: Practical Classes
Number of course weeks
One 20-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
To be able to select a minor on guitar, the student must have mastered the guitar to a certain level. The norm is the preparatory course entrance level. This will be tested at an audition. Here, the student will prepare an audition program comprising several pieces or visit the desired teacher for a trial class in which the teacher can determine the student's level on the instrument.
Exception: The student does not need to audition for the minor if he or she is already studying guitar Jazz & Pop or Classical Music as a main subject guitar subsidiary on the same instrument;
You can choose no more than one Individual Minor per year. In some cases exceptions are made; for instance if drummers are needed in first year bands students could be allowed to choose an extra minor drums and play in such a band as compensation and to train the skills. The elective Song Guitar counts as a minor.
Developing skills on guitar which is not your main subject, stylistically in a different area or giving new musical inspiration for development.
Relation to other modules
Related to the main subject modules.
This course focuses on playing songs with guitar accompaniment. It can mean accompanying yourself (as a singer-songwriter) or someone else singing. Subjects vary from basic fingerpicking, rhythm guitar (acoustic or electric), arranging songs for guitar, using different voicings and tunings, the use of capo and chordal work ‘Hendrix-style’.
Stylistically anything is possible from country/folk to soul/r&b and pop/rock, as long as it is song based material.
The course consists of individual lessons, so it applies to both beginning as well as advanced guitarists. Classes will start at the student's level, and the teacher and student will take it from there.
Mode(s) of instruction
Material & Tools
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and, if applicable, public performances.
Depending on the student's entrance level and personal goals, the minor classes emphasize either training skills or musical development.