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Music

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.

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 Music 1 or 66 but not both.

1571   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   PAC 210   Takesue S A

Above 1571 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1572   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 210   Takesue S A

Above 1572 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1574   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   PAC 114   Zusman S P

Above 1574 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 24, Conducting    2 units

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

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

4060   6:30p-9:40p TTh   PAC 107   Martin J M

Above 4060 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 50A, Elementary Voice    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.

1583   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 115   Oliver G A

Above 1583 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1584   3:00p-6:00p TWTh   PAC 115   Parnell D J

Above 1584 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 Music 60A or Music 66 but not both.

1586   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   PAC 200   Kozlova Yu V

Above 1586 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1587   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 206   Kozlova Yu V

Above 1587 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1588   2:45p-5:45p TWTh   PAC 206   Schreiner G

Above 1588 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 84A, Popular Guitar, First Level    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.

1590   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   PAC 104   Schulman J

Above 1590 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

4062   6:00p-9:00p TWTh   PAC 104   Schulman J

Above 4062 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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