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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 intermediate 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

EXPERIMENTAL COURSE� (.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 variety and flexibility in curriculum.� A required course description identifies each course subject.� These course may be taken for CR/NC.

MUS 42

MUSIC APPRECIATION� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture, CR/NC, C1.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: 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: 54-108 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.

Music 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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