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Music: Theory, Performance and Application

See also “Music: Appreciation and History”

The study of music is a multifaceted academic endeavor that requires students to master a variety of theoretical concepts and practical skills. Music department courses focus on giving students significant understanding of the elements of music such as, melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and form, and opportunities to apply that understanding to real world performance activities.

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.

Course Number:1563 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 116 Instructor:Bergman J F Above section 1563 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.

Course Number:1570 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 115 Instructor:Selvey J D Above section 1570 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

NewCourse Number:4077 Time:6:30 p.m.-8:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 115 Instructor:Parnell D J Above section 4077 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

MUSIC 50B, Intermediate Voice 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Advisory: Music 50A.

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

NewCourse Number:1711 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 115 Instructor:Selvey J D Above section 1711 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

NewCourse Number:4078 Time:6:30 p.m.-8:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 115 Instructor:Parnell D J Above section 4078 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.

Course Number:1571 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 206 Instructor:Takesue S A Above section 1571 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

Course Number:1572 Time:12:30 p.m.-2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 206 Instructor:Gliadkovskaya E Above section 1572 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.

Course Number:1574 Time:2:45 p.m.-4:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 104 Instructor:Cheesman J M Above section 1574 meets at the Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street.

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