Photo of an orchestra

IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Music

Please also see course listing in “Music History” below.

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.

1548 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh PAC 210 Takesue S A
Above 1548 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1549 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh PAC 114 Holt D K
Above 1549 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.

1557 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh PAC 115 Parnell D J
Above 1557 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.

1558 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh PAC 206 Takesue S A
Above 1558 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

1559 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh PAC 206 Gliadkovskaya E
Above 1559 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.

1560 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh PAC 310 Gliadkovskaya E
Above 1560 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 84A, Popular Guitar, First Level 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

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

Students must have a guitar in good playing condition.

1561 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh PAC 104 Schulman J
Above 1561 section meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

< Previous   |   Next >

Back to Top