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Music Courses

Music Courses

Theory and Musicianship

MUSIC 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, and 2C have been replaced with:
MUSIC 101-104 and 121-124 (see below)

 

Harmony

MUSIC 3A (MUSIC 103 is replacing this course)
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of harmony: Primary and secondary triads and their inversions, seventh chords and cadences, resolution of dissonant intervals. 1004.00
CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Harmony

Course Number: MUSIC 3B (MUSIC 104 is replacing this course)
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 3A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of harmony melodic enharmonics, extended tonality modal considerations, augmented sixth chords, modulation. 1004.00
CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Jazz Arranging and Composition

Course Number: MUSIC 4A
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Corequisite MUSIC 3B
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of a arranging and composition Specialized course for the advanced music student in arranging and composing a idioms for large and small ensembles creative music writing with emphasis on the various elements of block writing techniques and rhythm and melody. 1004.00
CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Jazz Arranging and Composition

Course Number: MUSIC 4B
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 4A

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of a arranging and composition Specialized course for the advanced music student in arranging and composing jazz idioms for large and small ensembles creative music writing with emphasis on the various elements of accompaniment and harmony. 1004.00
CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Music History:
Antiquity Through the Renaissance

Course Number: MUSIC 8A
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of western Art music Development of music and musical thought from mesopotamia to early 1600s Audio recordings accompany discussion of evolving music theory, style, and form. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Music History: The Baroque and Classical Eras

Course Number: MUSIC 8B
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of estern Art music Development of music and musical thought from the birth Opera to the end of the Classical Era. Audio recordings accompany discussion of evolving music theory, style, and form. 1004.00 AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Music History: The Romantic Era

Course Number: MUSIC 8C
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of western Art music Development of music and musical thought in the Nineteenth Century. Audio recordings accompany discussion of evolving music theory, style, and form. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Music History: The Twentieth Century Through the Present

Course Number: MUSIC 8D
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History of western Art music Development of music and musical thought from 1900 to the present. Audio recordings accompany discussion of evolving music theory, style, and form. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Introduction to World Music

Course Number: MUSIC 9
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Understanding and appreciation of world music through informed listening, analysis and discernment of musical elements, form and repertoire: Covers a rich diversity of styles (popular, folk, classical), periods and cultures. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Music Appreciation

Course Number: MUSIC 10
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey designed to enhance the enjoyment of music with emphasis on listening: Historical overview of the development of musical form through the centuries. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

Chinese Opera

Course Number: MUSIC 14A
Units: 2

Class: 2 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to provincial and stylistic characteristics of Chinese Opera: From the Tang Dynasty, 618 A.D., through the Yuan Dynasty, 1402 A.D. 1004.00
CSU area C1

 

Jazz, Blues and Popular Music in the American Culture

Course Number: MUSIC 15A
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Historical and critical analysis of unique American music: Focus on environments from which its many forms have emerged and its role in social history; development of blues, folk , jazz, rock and other popular music forms in the twentieth century. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

 

Jazz, Blues and Popular Music in the American Culture

Course Number: MUSIC 15B
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of the contemporary music scene with in-depth investigation of trends in artistic expression music as a revolutionary force, the role of the music industry, analysis of performances and interviews. 1004.00 AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

College Orchestra

Course Number: MUSIC 30
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation: Ability to play an orchestral instrument
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Study and performance of orchestral music: Selections from standard works of the classics and modern schools leading to public performance. 1004.30

 

Chinese Orchestra

MUSIC 32
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Introduction to theory, practice, and historical background of Chinese music: Study and performance of Chinese orchestral instruments leading to public performance. 1004.00

 

Music Fundamentals and Culture

Course Number: MUSIC 100
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the notion and primary elements of tonal music of music from history and global culture: Example from music literature ill demonstrate sta notation in treble and bass clefs, rhythm, and meter; basic properties of sound; intervals; diatonic scales and triads; and diatonic chords. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected. History and social context of the above concepts will be discussed. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A (C-ID SIC 110)

 

Music Theory and Culture I

Course Number: MUSIC 101
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the notion and primary elements of tonal music of music from history and global culture: Example from music literature ill demonstrate staff notation in treble and bass clefs, rhythm, and meter; basic properties of sound; intervals; diatonic scales and triads; and diatonic chords. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected. History and social context of the above concepts will be discussed. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3l; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A (C-ID SIC 120)

 

Music Theory and Culture II

Course Number: MUSIC 102
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation SIC 101 and 121 Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 122 and one of the follo ing MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of MUSIC 101 Composition and analysis of music from history and world music cultures; Introduction to two-part counterpoint; voice leading involving four-part chorale writing; diatonic harmony; and an introduction to secondary/applied chords and modulation. History of notation and practice will be discussed as students develop skills in handwritten notation. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3 (C-ID SIC 130)

 

Music Theory and Culture III

Course Number: MUSIC 103

Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation MUSIC 102 and 122 Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 123 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of MUSIC 102 Composition and analysis of music from history and world music cultures; chromatic harmony; secondary/applied chords; modulation; borrowed chords; introduction to Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords. History of notation and practice will be discussed as students develop skills in handwritten notation. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3 (C-ID SIC 140)

 

Music Theory and Culture IV

Course Number: MUSIC 104
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation MUSIC 103 and 123 Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 124 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of MUSIC 103 Composition and analysis of music from history and world music cultures; Post-Romantic techniques borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, altered chords and dominants; and 20th century techniques such as: Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, meter and rhythm. History of notation and practice will be discussed as students develop skills in handwritten notation. 1004.00
AA/AS area 3 (C-ID SIC 150)

 

Classic Guitar I

Course Number: MUSIC 105
Unit: 1

Class: 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation: Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of acoustical guitar Classical finger style techniques, reading music, basic chord symbols, strums, and simple song accompaniments; emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Classic Guitar II

Course Number: MUSIC 106
Unit: 1

Class: 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation MUSIC 105 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of acoustical guitar Classical finger style techniques, reading music, basic chord symbols, strums, and simple song accompaniments; emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Classic Guitar III

Course Number: MUSIC 107

Unit: 1

Class: 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation MUSIC 106 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of acoustical guitar Classical finger style techniques, reading music, basic chord symbols, strums, and simple song accompaniments; emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Classic Guitar IV

Course Number: MUSIC 108
Unit: 1

Class: 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation SIC 107 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of acoustical guitar Classical finger style techniques, reading music, basic chord symbols, strums, and simple song accompaniments; emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Winds I

Course Number: MUSIC 109
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s): Audition required; Students must provide their own instruments.
Recommended preparation: Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level I woodwind technique and theory: Instrument assembly, breath support, instrument position, embouchure, tone production, articulation, and lip slurs. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Winds II

Course Number: MUSIC 110
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s): Audition required; Students must provide their own instruments.
Recommended preparation MUSIC 109 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level II woodwind technique and theory Balance and blending, basic improvisation, tone production, embouchure, instrument position, and basic woodwind technique. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Winds III

Course Number: MUSIC 111

Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s): Audition required; Students must provide their own instruments.
Recommended preparation MUSIC 110 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level III woodwind technique and theory Effcient practice strategies, introduction to pedagogy, performance issues, instrumental technique. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Winds IV

Course Number: MUSIC 112
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s): Audition required; Students must provide their own instruments.
Recommended preparation MUSIC 111 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level IV woodwind technique and theory: Doubling, performance issues, pedagogy, solo repertoire. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Percussion I

Course Number: MUSIC 113
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level I percussion techniques and theory: Rhythmic notation, fundamentals of snare performance, fundamentals of 3-line notational instruments, introduction to keyboard-percussion instruments, introduction to world percussion instruments, introduction to orchestra percussion. The emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Percussion II

Course Number: MUSIC 114
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 113
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Class: Individualized study of level II percussion techniques and theory: basic hand technique, foot technique, reading percussion notation, improvisation, and introduction to world music drumming styles Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Percussion III

Course Number: MUSIC 115

Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 114
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level III percussion techniques and theory: advanced level solos for snare drum, and keyboard-mallet percussion instruments, advanced meter precision and rhythmic skills, advanced techniques for performing hand percussion instruments, rhythmic accompanying. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Beginning Percussion IV

MUSIC 116
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 115
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level IV percussion techniques and theory odd meters, Brazilian, Cuban, Caribbean, brush technique. Emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. 1004.00

 

Voice I

Course Number: MUSIC 117
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation: Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of beginning vocal techniques and theory: Posture, breathing, phonation, resonance, and preparation of lyrics. Emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Voice II

Course Number: MUSIC 118
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation SIC 117 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level II vocal techniques and theory: Posture other than standing, vowel color, vocal range, intonation, and changes of register. Emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Voice III

Course Number: MUSIC 119
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation MUSIC 118 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level III vocal techniques and theory: Anatomy of registers and pitch, consonants, pharyngeal adjustment, vibrato, and special registers in women and men. Emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Voice IV

MUSIC 120
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Audition required
Recommended preparation MUSIC 119 Concurrent participation in at least one of the following ensembles: 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, or 144; and enrollment in at least one of the following major preparation courses: 101, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, or 124.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level IV vocal techniques and theory Vocal initiation and glottal tension, vowel placement, preparing songs in German or French, voice classification, and ensemble singing Emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. 1004.00

 

Music Skills I

Course Number: MUSIC 121
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 101 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Application and development of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of music Theory I Ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 125)

 

Music Skills II

Course Number: MUSIC 122
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 101 and 121 Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 102 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of MUSIC 121 Application and development of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of usic Theory II ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 135)

 

Music Skills III

Course Number: MUSIC 123
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 102 and 122 Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 103 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of MUSIC 122 Application and development of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of music Theory III ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 145)

 

Music Skills IV

Course Number: MUSIC 124
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 103 and 123

Recommended concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 104 and one of the following MUSIC 130-133, MUSIC 134- 137 or MUSIC 138-141
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of MUSIC 123 Application and development of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of usic Theory IV ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 155)

 

Chorus

Course Number: MUSIC 125

Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Ability to sing acceptably, determined by instructor through audition.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and interpretation of a wide variety of accompanied and unaccompanied choral literature. Participation in public performance is required. 1004.00 (C-ID SIC 180)

 

Jazz Orchestra

Course Number: MUSIC 126
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a jazz-oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and performance of a Orchestra literature Participation in public performance is required. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Jazz Combos

Course Number: MUSIC 127
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a jazz -oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and performance of a literature and arrangements Designed for jazz-oriented instrumentalists interested in performing in small a ensembles. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Choral Repertoire

Course Number: MUSIC 128
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite(s): Ability to sing acceptably, determined by instructor through audition.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and performance of advanced choral literature. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Jazz Orchestra Repertoire

Course Number: MUSIC 129
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a Jazz-oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Performance in and management of the jazz Orchestra for the advanced instrumental student: Study and analysis of advanced repertoire,, conducting and rehearsal techniques, literature selection, and organizing public performances. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Elementary Piano Method I

Course Number: MUSIC 130
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level I beginning piano techniques and theory Five- finger technique in C major and D minor, elementary rhythm, legato, staccato, coordination of both hands, beginning theory related to keyboard music, progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Elementary Piano Method II

Coure Number: MUSIC 131
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 130
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level II beginning piano techniques and theory Five- finger technique in G major, F major and E minor extending to a sixth, finger crossing and chord playing, use of damper pedal, meters with half note and eighth note beats, beginning theory related to level II keyboard music, progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Elementary Piano Method III

Course Number: MUSIC 132
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 131
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level III beginning piano techniques and theory: Scale playing and performance in C, G, F and D major, level III finger technique including intervals of the seventh and octave, techniques for changing positions, recognition and performance of primary triads and seventh chords, progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Elementary Piano Method IV

Course Number: MUSIC 133
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite MUSIC 132
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course Number: Individualized study of level IV beginning piano techniques and theory: Scale-playing, reading of notation, and performance in Bb and A major A, E, B, D, and G minor introduction to chromaticism, diminished, and augmented triads; reading and performance of rhythms including sixteenth notes and triplets music history relating to keyboard music; progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Intermediate Piano Literature I

Course Number: MUSIC 134
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 133
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level I intermediate piano literature, techniques and theory: All major scales, keyboard history of Renaissance and Baroque Eras level I intermediate rhythms, including syncopation, simple and compound meters, sixteenth notes, and triplets; playing duets; progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Intermediate Piano Literature II

Course Number: MUSIC 135
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 134
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level II intermediate piano literature, techniques and theory: All harmonic minor scales, keyboard history pertaining to the Classical Era; triad inversions, and seventh chords; cadences and basic chord progressions; duets; progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Intermediate Piano Literature III

Course Number: MUSIC 136
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 135
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level III intermediate piano literature, techniques and theory: All melodic minor scales, keyboard history pertaining to the Romantic Era; ornamentation; interpretation and execution of tuplets, duets; progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Intermediate Piano Literature IV

Course Number: MUSIC 137
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 136
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level IV intermediate piano literature, techniques and theory: Chromatic, octatonic, and whole-tone scales; Twentieth Century piano literature; piano voicing; interpretation and execution odd and changing meter, duets; progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Jazz Piano I

Course Number: MUSIC 138
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 133
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level I a piano literature, techniques and theory Overview of a piano styles, beginning approaches to comping, major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords as well as 3-note voicings, introduction to improvisation-the blues scale, class performances. Progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Jazz Piano II

MUSIC 139
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 138
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level II jazz piano literature, techniques and theory mixolydian and dorian scales, overvie of a piano styles from 1925 to 1940, intermediate comping, basic a theory including 9th chords and 4-note voicings, improvisation on simple chord progressions; class performances. Progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Jazz Piano III

Course Number: MUSIC 140
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 139
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Individualized study of level III jazz piano literature, techniques and theory: Phrygian dominant scales, overvie of a piano styles from 1940 to 1960, advanced approaches to comping, a theory including minor ii-V-I’s, improvisation on standard a songs, class performances. Progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Jazz Piano IV

MUSIC 141
Unit: 1

Class: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Recommended preparation MUSIC 140
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Individualized study of level IV a piano literature, techniques and theory all altered and Lydian dominant scales a piano styles from 1960 to the present advanced approaches to comping-group interaction, melodic minor harmony; two-hand voicing’s, improvisation on standard a songs, class performances Progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. Performance evaluation by music faculty. 1004.00

 

Instrumental Ensemble

Course Number: MUSIC 142

Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Ability to read and perform the standard chamber music repertoire on a brass, percussion, string, or woodwind instrument as determined by the instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Study of instrumental ensemble literature: Ensemble playing devoted to the performance of small chamber works for brass, percussion, strings, and woodwind instruments. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

String Ensemble

Course Number: MUSIC 143
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Prerequisite: Ability to play string instruments proficiently as determined by the instructor

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and performance of string and chamber literature: Designed for string players interested in performing the standard repertoire of string quartets and other small chamber ensembles. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Intermediate Jazz Combos

Course Number: MUSIC 144
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a jazz-oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by the instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and performance of Intermediate a literature and arrangements Designed for a -oriented instrumentalists interested in performing in small a ensembles. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Advanced Jazz Combos

Course Number: MUSIC 145
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a jazz-oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by the instructor.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Advanced study and performance of a literature and arrangements Designed for jazz-oriented instrumentalists interested in performing in small a ensembles. 1004.00
(C-ID SIC 180)

 

Summer Orchestra

MUSIC 210

Unit: 1

Class: 12 term hours lecture, 38 term hours laboratory (25 hours/week for 2 weeks) (GR)
Recommended preparation: Ability to play an instrument Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Intensive two-week (daily) instrumental program: Group rehearsals for performance skill level improvement, intonation and pitch, related theory and repertoire, leading to performance by all participants. 1004.00

 

Summer Band

MUSIC 211

Unit: 1

Class: 12 term hours lecture, 38 term hours laboratory (25 hours/week for 2 weeks) (GR)
Recommended preparation: Ability to play an instrument Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Intensive two-week (daily) instrumental program: Group rehearsals for performance skill level improvement, intonation and pitch, related theory and repertoire, leading to performance by all participants. 1004.00

 

Choral Repertoire

Course Number: MUSIC 225
Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite: Ability to sing acceptably, determined by instructor through audition.
Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Advanced level study and interpretation of accompanied and unaccompanied choral literature. Participation in public performance required. 1004.00

 

Jazz Orchestra Repertoire

Course Number: MUSIC 226

Unit: 1

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite Ability to play a jazz-oriented instrument proficiently and some knowledge of improvisation as determined by instructor.
Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Performance in and management of the a Orchestra for the advanced instrumental student: Conducting and rehearsal techniques, literature, selection and organizing public performances. 1004.00

 

Chinese Orchestra

Course Number: MUSIC 232
Units: 2

Class: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: Introduction to theory, practice, and historical background of Chinese music: Study and performance of Chinese orchestral instruments leading to public performance. 1004.00