2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

MUSIC

MUS 1A     
BEGINNING CLASS PIANO(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory CR/NC

Music 1A is functional piano for the adult beginner.  The course includes keyboard orientation, music reading, keys, scales, chord structures, improvisation and the development of technical skills. (AA, CSU, UC)

MUS 1B 
ELEMENTARY CLASS PIANO(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory  CR/NC Prerequisite:  MUS 1A or equivalent.  Music 1B is functional piano for the adult beginner.  The course includes keyboard orientation, music reading, keys, scales, chord structures, improvisation and the development of technical skills.  Emphasis is on further development of skills learned in Music 1A, including appropriate literature as assigned. (AA, CSU, UC)

MUS 2A     
INTERMEDIATE CLASS PIANO(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory CR/NC  Strongly Recommended Preparation: MUS 1B or equivalent.

Music 2A is a continuation of basic keyboard skills with greater emphasis on individual performance, technique, musicianship and keyboard repertory. (AA, CSU, UC)

MUS 2B     
DEVELOPING CLASS PIANO(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory  CR/NC.  Prerequisite:  MUS 2A

Music 2B is a continuation of basic keyboard skills with greater emphasis on individual performance, technique, musicianship and keyboard repertory.  Playing techniques requiring expanded use of full piano keyboard will be explored. (AA, CSU, UC)

MUS 17A   
BEGINNING GUITAR(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory, CR/NC

Music 17A is class study of beginning guitar.  The acoustic folk and classical-style guitar will be studied. (Students interested in electrical guitar can readily make the transfer after acquiring the basics in the course.) The class is designed for beginners who wish to learn to play simple folk song accompaniments and learn the rudiments of the classical guitar technique.  Included in the course will be folk singing and playing, correct posture and technique, music and guitar notation, chords, strums and arpeggios, apoyando and tirando strokes, scales, etudes and guitar pieces. (AA,CSU,UC)

MUS 17B
ELEMENTARY GUITAR(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory, CR/NC.  Prerequisite:  MUS 17A or teacher evaluation.

Music 17B is the elementary level of guitar instruction covering folk and classical style. For advanced technique, more complex chords, strokes, and etudes will be studied.  Guitar related harmony for chord construction will also be taught.  Famous compositions of the master guitar composers will be studied at the  elementary level. (AA,CSU,UC)

 

MUS 17C
INTERMEDIATE GUITAR(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory , CR/NC.  Prerequisite:  MUS 17B or teacher evaluation.

Music 17C is the elementary level of guitar instruction covering folk and classical style.  For advanced technique, more complex chords, strokes, and etudes will be studied.  Guitar related harmony for chord construction will also be taught.  Famous compositions of the master guitar composers will be studied at the elementary level. (AA,CSU,UC)

 

MUS 17D
ADVANCED GUITAR(1)

Class Hours:  3 Laboratory, CR/NC.  Prerequisite:  MUS 17C or teacher evaluation.

Music 17D is the advanced guitar class, covering folk and classical style.  For advanced technique, more complex chords, strokes and etudes will be studied.  Guitar related harmony for chord construction will also be taught. Famous compositions of the master guitar composers will be studied at the advanced level. (AA,CSU,UC)

MUS 30/60
MUSIC EXPERIMENTAL COURSES(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 lecture hours or 54 laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or  community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject. These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

MUS 42
MUSIC APPRECIATION(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, CR/NC.  CSU General Education Requirement: C1 Strongly Recommended Preparation of ENG 51A or equivalent.

Music 42 is designed to develop a student's aesthetic sensitivity for music of various cultures.  It will cover western and non-western music history from major periods. (AA, CSU, UC)

MUS 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Music 49/99 is designed for students who wish to  undertake special projects related to Music.  Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study.

MUS 52
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, CR/NC.  Strongly Recommended Preparation of ENG 51A or equivalent.

MUS 52 is designed to develop a student's aesthetic sensitivity for music of various cultures. It will cover western and non-western music history from major periods. (AA)

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