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Please also see course listing in “Music History”.

Some performance courses require auditions during the first week of class. A maximum of 12 units is allowed in performance courses.

Selected courses are repeatable. However, the number of total enrollments may be limited to four within a grouping of similar courses. Please see a counselor for details.

Attendance at one Music department concert for which students may have to purchase tickets is required. Online classes are exempted.

MUSIC 1, Fundamentals of Music   3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

*No UC transfer credit for Music 1 if taken after Music 2. See also Music 66.

This course provides the study of the rudiments of music notation, including scales, intervals, triads and seventh chords. Also included are rhythmic drills, sight singing and exercises using computer-assisted-instruction. This course (or the equivalent) is a prerequisite for all other music theory courses.

Music 1 is equivalent to the theory portion of Music 66. Credit may be earned for one, not both.

1464   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   PAC 114   Takesue S A

Above 1464 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1465   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 114   Takesue S A

Above 1465 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1466   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 114   Martin J M

Above 1466 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 10, Popular Harmony and Arranging    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Music 2 and Music 6.

This course is the study of the harmonic idioms used in popular music and in jazz. It covers the language of chord symbols, analysis of conventional chord progressions, the writing of lead sheets, and an introduction to commercial and jazz arranging techniques. Students will learn the language of chord symbols as found in sheet music, lead sheets, guitar-bass parts, and fake books; to learn to play a chordal accompaniment from a lead sheet on the piano or guitar; to study the logic, functions, interrelations, and movements of chords in a progression; to be able to add chords to a progression or to rewrite a progression; to compose music in a popular/jazz style; to arrange music for small ensembles; to apply the skills of chord manipulation to an improvisational situation.

1467   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 203   Kopplin D F

Above 1467 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 24, Conducting (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Music 2 and 6.

Fundamentals in conducting techniques are studied with reference to directing instrumental and vocal organizations.

4040   6:30p-9:30p TTh   PAC 107   Martin J M

Above 4040 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 50A, Elementary Voice (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Introduction to the fundamental principles of singing: breath control, tone production, diction and the use of appropriate song material.

1475   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 115   Kahn D Z

Above 1475 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1476   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 115   Trabold W E

Above 1476 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 50B, Intermediate Voice (2,2,2,2)   2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Music 50A.

Continued development of vocal technique, musicianship, style and interpretations and song repertoire.

4042   6:30p-9:30p TWTh   PAC 115   Parnell D J

Above 4042 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 60A, Elementary Piano, First Level    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

See also Music 66.

Instruction in this course ranges from an introduction to the keyboard to the reading of simple pieces at sight in all major keys. Technical problems, basic music theory, major scales, hand-over-hand arpeggios, simple chording and an introduction to piano literature are stressed.

Music 60A is equivalent to the piano portion of Music 66. Credit may be earned for one class not both.

1477   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 200   Sterling J

Above 1477 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1478   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 206   Sterling J

Above 1478 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1479   2:45p-5:45p TWTh   PAC 206   Chou L

Above 1479 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 60B, Elementary Piano, Second Level    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Music 60A.

Instruction in this course ranges from an introduction to major and harmonic minor scale fingerings, minor key signatures, hand-over-hand arpeggios, triad inversions, primary chord harmonization, sight reading and transposition. Pieces are studied with attention to basic concepts of piano technique and interpretation such as phrasing, tone, touches and dynamics.

1480   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 206   Chou L

Above 1480 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 84A, Popular Guitar, First Level (2.2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: A guitar in good playing condition.

The study and performance of popular guitar styles in the range of beginning to intermediate skills of music reading, interpretation and performance.

4043   6:00p-9:00p TWTh   PAC 104   Mayer P C

Above 4043 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 87A, Classical and Flamenco Guitar, First Level (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Nylon strung classical guitar in good condition.

This course focuses on music reading in first position from beginning to intermediate level and on right and left hand skills.

1596   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 104   Schulman J

Above 1596 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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