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CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

MUS 126 C  Beginning Voice

Music / 235

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. Students will study basic vocal techniques including tone production, breath control, and diction. Songs will be drawn from popular and traditional song literature. May be taken for credit 2 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE)

3 Units

Term hours: 48–54 lecture. The class traces the history and development of film music through reading, lecture and film viewing. The class studies the process of film scoring and how music and its relationship to film have changed over the last century. Class includes discussion and evaluation of different compositional styles and learning to listen critically to film scores while viewing movies. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU)

MUS 130 C  Beginning Guitar

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course introduces the basics of guitar playing to those with little or no previous experience. Basic technique, playing chords and melodies, and music reading are all covered in detail. Open to all students. May be taken for credit 2 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE)

MUS 131 C  Electric Bass

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course uses group instruction to teach general techniques for the electric bass guitar. Blues, R&B, rock, pop and jazz styles are emphasized. May be taken for credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU)

MUS 135 C  Beginning Piano

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course is a study of basic piano techniques in a class situation. Includes functional use of basic chordal and scale material, reading music notation and rhythms, and presentation of elementary piano study as a basis for lifelong growth in music as art. Required of music majors whose piano skills are non-existent or very limited. Open to all students. May be taken for credit 2 times. Pass/ No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE)

MUS 143 C  Beginning Strings

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course teaches the fundamental of string playing for anyone interested in learning to play the violin, viola, violoncello, or string bass. Students must supply their own instruments. Open to all students, no previous experience necessary. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE)

MUS 146 C  Woodwind Class

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This is a course for students who wish to play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone. Students must supply their own instruments. Open to all students, no previous experience necessary. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC/‌CSU, CSU GE)

MUS 152 C  Percussion Class

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This is a course for students who wish to play drums, timpani, mallet instruments, and other percussion instruments. The class will emphasize basic music reading and rhythmical accuracy. Open to all students, no previous experience necessary. May be taken for credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/‌CSU)

1 Unit

MUS 157 C  Jazz Improvisation — Vocal

1 Unit

MUS 175 C  Swing Band

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Audition to evaluate and assess the student’s qualifications (proficiency) is required for enrollment. Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 32–36 laboratory. This class provides intermediate level instrumental students with the tools and techniques for jazz improvisation. Analysis of harmonic and melodic materials, extensive listening, and performance exercises will assist the student in his/her development as an improviser. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC/‌CSU) Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course offers vocal students training in jazz song-styling techniques focusing on swing, ballad, Latin, blues, and contemporary styles. Topics include rhythmic and melodic improvisation, microphone technique, and scat singing. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC/‌CSU) Prerequisite: Audition. Term hours: 48–54 rehearsal and 20–23 hours of sectional rehearsals, recording, program production and/or concerts. Students in this class will be involved in the rehearsal and concert performance of swing music in the style of the “Big Band Era” from the 1930s to 1950s. May be taken for credit 4 times. (UC/‌CSU)

MUS 176 C  Popular Songwriting

3 Units

MUS 177 C  Songwriting Workshop

3 Units

MUS 178 C  Digital Music Technology

3 Units

MUS 203AC  Theory and Musicianship III

4 Units

MUS 203BC  Theory and Musicianship IV

4 Units

Advisory: MUS 101 C or MUS 103AC. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 238 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This is an introductory to intermediate course in popular songwriting. Students will learn keyboard skills and notation. They will analyze melody, harmony, song form, rhythm, and lyrics as they apply to popular music. Emphasis will be placed on original compositions and composition by well-known songwriters and recording artists. (CSU) Term hours: 48–54 lecture. This is an intermediate to advanced workshop in popular songwriting. Students will analyze melody, harmony, song form, rhythm, and lyrics as they apply to popular songs. Emphasis will be placed on original compositions, while studying compositions by well-known songwriters and recording artists. May be taken for credit 4 times. (CSU) Term hours: 48–54 lecture and 32–36 laboratory. A comprehensive study of how digital technology is used in the music industry today. Designed for students with interest in songwriting, recording, audio production, and/ or multimedia. Students will get hands-on experience with MIDI, keyboard synthesizers, sound modules, sequencers, sound editors, notation software, audio file formats (.wav, .mp3, .mid, etc.), and mastering to compact disc. (CSU) Prerequisite: MUS 103BC. Term hours: 80–90 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course is a continuation of MUS 103BC. Topics include nondominant seventh chords, modulation, secondary dominant and leading-tone chords, binary and ternary form, analysis, sight-singing and ear-training. (UC/‌CSU) Prerequisite: MUS 203AC. Term hours: 80–90 lecture and 16–18 laboratory. This course is a continuation of MUS 203AC. Topics include borrowed chords, the Neapolitan sixth chord, the augmented sixth chords, ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords, sonata-allegro form, chromatic mediant relationships, musical composition, sight-singing and dictation. (UC/‌CSU)

Courses

MUS 127 C  Music in Film

MUS 156 C  Jazz Improvisation — Instrumental

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