Jazz, Blues and Popular Guitar

Course Description

This course is an early-intermediate level study of the common practices used in jazz, blues and selected styles of popular music. Guitar styles from the 1940s to the present will be examined through the use of recording and written examples. Chord voicing, scales, right hand picking techniques, and development of solo skills in these styles will be emphasized.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
46621 MUSI 16B 1Z ·T····· 02:30 PM-03:20 PM Ron Dunn ONLINE
···R··· 02:30 PM-04:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-04-05 to 2021-06-25.

Footnote Information

MUSI-016B-01Z: This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and lab meet each week as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

1.5 Units
One hour lecture, two hours laboratory (36 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


MUSI 16A or equivalent skill level; admission by instructor consent.
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