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MUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC4 Units
A study of Western music and its place in civilization. Selected listening and readings from the masterpieces of music of Europe and the Western Hemisphere with an emphasis on methods of comprehension, listening techniques, the elements of music, primary musical forms, and a wide range of concert repertoire. Includes a study of how social, political, philosophical, and other artistic developments outside of music influenced compositional thinking and how these were integrated into the different periods of Western musical history. A variety of media consisting of slides, videos, recordings, and lecture will be used. Live performance used when possible.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 2A GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION5 Units
An introduction to the great composers and music masterpieces of Western culture, including composer biographies with emphasis on how composers synthesize or transform the aesthetic ideals of their time. Examines how composers' music reflects their own lives as well as mirrors contemporary social, political, and religious events. Historical periods include the Ancient World and the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Composers include Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 2B GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION5 Units
Introduction to the great composers and music masterpieces of Western culture. Includes composer biographies with emphasis on how composers synthesize or transform the aesthetic ideals of their time. Examines how composers' music reflects their own lives as well as mirrors contemporary social, political, and religious events. Historical periods include the Classical period up through early Romanticism. Composers include Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Weber.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 2C GREAT COMPOSERS & MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION5 Units
Introduction to the great composers and music masterpieces of Western culture. Includes composer biographies with emphasis on how composers synthesize or transform the aesthetic ideals of their time. Examines how their music reflects their own lives as well as mirrors contemporary social, political, and religious events. Historical periods are mid-19th Century Romanticism through the present. Composers include Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Strauss, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Debussy, Ravel, Ives, Cowell, Bartok, Berg, Webern, Stravinsky, Copland, Varese, Babbitt, Cage, Crumb, Ligeti, Penderecki, Reich, Glass and Adams.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 2D WORLD MUSIC: ROOTS TO CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL FUSION5 Units
A survey of world music styles from their roots in the ethnic traditions of a specific culture through their evolution into new forms that retain vitality and relevance in contemporary society. Traces the elements that make each style distinctive from a purely musical perspective as well as the social, historical, and cultural context that shaped each style's development. Styles include salsa, reggae, rai, Celtic, fado, flamenco, South African Township, Bollywood filmi, and more.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 2F HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE4 Units
An introductory survey of the history of the American musical theatre genre. Includes roots in British music halls, Viennese operetta and African American jazz through the golden age of the musical and up to the contemporary Broadway stage. Emphasis will be placed on genres and styles, as well as the key composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, producers, designers, choreographers and performers. Examines how the musical mirrors contemporary social and political events.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 2F.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 3A BEGINNING MUSIC THEORY, LITERATURE & COMPOSITION5 Units
Introduction to the fundamentals of music and their application to composition and music literature. Notation, scales, intervals, triads, and their use in basic composition. Includes a study of how social, political, philosophical, and other artistic developments outside of music influenced compositional thinking and how these were integrated into the Baroque period of Western musical theory.
Advisory: MUS 12A strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 3B INTERMEDIATE MUSIC THEORY, LITERATURE & COMPOSITION5 Units
Continuation of common practice procedures in music and their application to composition and music literature. Seventh chords, cadential chordal structures, secondary dominants and leading tone chords, modulation, binary and ternary form, sonata-allegro form, and variation technique. Includes a study of how social, political, philosophical, and other artistic developments outside of music influenced compositional thinking and how these were integrated into the late Classical and early Romantic periods of Western musical theory.
Advisory: MUS 3A proficiency or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 3C ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY, LITERATURE & COMPOSITION5 Units
Continuation of late chromatic harmony and 20th Century compositional practice and theory. Application to composition and music literature. Impressionism, atonality, set theory, twelve-tone technique, graphic notation, and minimalism. Includes a study of how social, political, philosophical, and other artistic developments outside of music influenced compositional thinking and how these were integrated into Impressionism and Modernism in Western musical theory.
Advisory: MUS 3B proficiency or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 4 COMPOSING & ARRANGING WITH SIBELIUS4 Units
Beginning composing and arranging with Avid Sibelius notation software. Integrate Sibelius with Pro Tools, MIDI virtual instruments and Reason. Traditional and contemporary orchestration techniques with MIDI score editing. Analyze scores from a variety of styles including classical, pop, jazz, R&B and hip hop. Learn to write basic lead sheets with lyrics using either notation or guitar tab. Compose arrangements for small ensembles all the way to large orchestral scores. Recommended for anyone considering a career in music, or songwriters who want to publish their music. Prior musical training is not required and there are no stylistic restrictions.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 56.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 7 CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL STYLES: ROCK, POP & JAZZ4 Units
Contemporary Musical Styles is a research and listening based survey course that begins with the roots in blues and continues with jazz, popular songs, and rock music of today. It is a social history of rock and roll that examines music before and after World War II, from the migration of the blues in the United States, to the social changes of the civil rights era of the 60s, to current times. The course will compare the historical and cultural context of popular lyrics in reference to contemporary, traditional, and folk styles by studying prominent musicians, genres, and songs associated with current musical idioms and social media.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 7D CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL STYLES: THE BEATLES IN THE CULTURE OF POPULAR MUSIC4 Units
Continuation of jazz, popular, and rock music with a focus on the Beatles. Includes prominent albums and songs associated with the band's evolution and stature, and their synthesis of a wide variety of popular and non popular musical styles. Identifies the significant effects that Hindu religious beliefs, social and cultural diversity, and the language arts had on their music. Analyzes the sociological impact the Beatles' statements had on non-musical matters, such as politics, drugs, religion, etc. Examines the influences of pop music on the Beatles' early style as well as the group's own influence on music and pop culture in general. A variety of media consisting of videos, recordings, lecture, and live performance will be used.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 7E HISTORY OF THE BLUES4 Units
The History of the Blues is a research based course that examines the geographical regions, social influences, technological innovations, and musical styles within the blues form. It is about the dissemination and popularization of the blues, the basic song form of African American origin that is marked by flatted "blue" notes. The course will cover the development of the blues in the United States throughout the 20th century. Emphasis will be on the creation of the 12 bar blues, its evolution into jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and its impact on social issues.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 7F MUSIC IN FILM4 Units
A cross cultural study of how music propels the story line in motion pictures from symphonic scores to pop soundtracks comparing imagery, emotions, characterizations, rhythm, intervals, melody, and chords. A “music-in-film” history course that blends the study of film music composers with an analysis of musical techniques from the earliest examples of film sound to film noir, westerns to James Bond, Hitchcock to musicals, and the Golden Era of Hollywood to Star Wars. Students will differentiate between parallel, contrapuntal, and associative types of music in film. The goal of the class is to identify how music and culture function in film to highlight dialogue, reflect thoughts, create tension, and establish a sense of time and place. Previous musical knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 8 MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA5 Units
A comparative and integrative study of the multicultural musical styles of the United States, this class explores the musics of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and Asian Americans from their historical roots to the present. It includes a wide variety of musical styles such as Folk, Spirituals, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Salsa, Tejano, Hip-Hop and Rap. Students will look at these musical traditions from a technical and a cultural perspective as they develop listening and descriptive skills.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 8H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 8H HONORS MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA5 Units
A comparative and integrative study of the multicultural musical styles of the United States, this class explores the musics of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and Asian Americans from their historical roots to the present. It includes a wide variety of musical styles such as Folk, Spirituals, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Salsa, Tejano, Hip-Hop and Rap. Students will look at these musical traditions from a technical and a cultural perspective as they develop listening and descriptive skills. The honors course offers an enriched and challenging experience for the more talented student, including deeper content, more rigorous grading, and more demanding and creative assignments requiring application of higher-level thinking, writing, and communication skills.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 8.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 9A MUSIC & MEDIA: EDISON TO HENDRIX4 Units
Introductory study of the history and development of popular music from the inception of recording through the first televised performances of the Beatles in the U.S. Development of media delivery including recording, radio, television, and how those delivery systems changed both the content of music, and its use by the public. The influence of media on the development of styles such as jazz, swing, country, rockabilly and rock and roll, including societal changes brought about by media delivery of music and how it became associated with graphic imagery such as television and cinema.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 85 or 85A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 9B MUSIC & MEDIA: HENDRIX TO HIP-HOP4 Units
Introductory study of the history and development of popular music from 1964 through the present in the U.S. The class will examine the development of media delivery systems after The Beatles' first appearances on television through the growth of rock and alternative styles. Styles and artist to be studied are such as punk, ska, the rebirth of country music and the rise of hip hop culture, examining artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Prince, The Police, Chuck D. and others. The class will study the development and growth of music videos as an art form and the delivery/promotional systems developed for them such as MTV.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 85B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 10 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS4 Units
Beginning theory course where the basic elements of musicianship and harmony are explored through lecture, listening, and written assignments. Rudiments of music like pitch, rhythm, harmony, style, and form will be examined as rock and roll is analyzed through classical music theory.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 11A JAZZ & SWING4 Units
History and analysis of jazz styles and trends from the development of Ragtime to 1969. An introduction to the instruments, performers, composers, compositions and recordings that defined jazz before the introduction of rock as the primary commercial music style in the US. Presentation of jazz and swing recordings, videos and print resources. Major artists include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. Style periods include Early ('Dixieland'), Big Band, Jump, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop, Cool, Modal, and Avant-Garde Jazz.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 64A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 11B FUNK, FUSION & HIP-HOP4 Units
History and analysis of funk, fusion and Hip-Hop styles from 1969 to the present. An introduction to the instruments, performers, composers, compositions and recordings that defined/define funk, fusion & Hip-Hop from the collapse of traditional jazz and the introduction of funk and jazz fusion to the present. Presentation of recordings, videos and print resources. Major artists include Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Sly Stone, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, George Clinton and P-Funk, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaataa, Chuck D. and Dr. Dre. Style periods include Early Jazz Fusion, Early Funk, East Bay Funk, Groove and Smooth Jazz, Modern Fusion, Early Hip-Hop and Commercial Rap.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 64B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 11C SALSA & LATIN JAZZ4 Units
History and analysis of Afro-Caribbean musical styles that have developed into modern Salsa and Latin Jazz. An introduction to the instruments, performers, composers, compositions and recordings that defined/define Salsa and Latin Jazz. Presentation of recordings, videos and print resources. Major artists include Tito Puente, Machito, Perez Prado, Eddie Palmieri, Giovanni Hidalgo, Israel 'Cachao' Lopez, Mario Bauza, Frankie Ruiz, Celia Cruz, Luis Enrique, Paquito D'Rivera, Poncho Sanchez, Chucho Valdez, and others. Styles include Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rhumba, Guaguanco, Guaracha, Son Montuno, Cha Cha, Guajira, Cumbia, Plena, Bomba, Merengue and others.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 64C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 11D HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC: ORIGINS–19704 Units
The impact of electronic musical instruments and electronic musical technology on the creation of music. Origins in the late 19th and early 20th century and the subsequent development of the first electronic instruments. Emergence of new musical styles including electroacoustic music, music concréte, and elektronische musik. The first use of computers in music. Performance with live electronics. The introduction of the synthesizer and the rise of mainstream electronic music. In addition, students will analyze historically significant works from the experimental art music of the mid-20th century through the popular forms of the 1960s.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 11E HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC: 1970–PRESENT4 Units
The impact of emerging electronic music styles on instrument development, recording technology and popular culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Incorporation of electronic music and instruments in new music, television & film soundtracks and live performance, creating a market for the development and sales of portable music synthesizers. Analysis of the impact of emerging musical styles including ambient, techno and trance on the composition of contemporary music and youth culture. Comparison of analog and digital music synthesis techniques in the recording and performance of electronic music. Advances in computer technology in relation to the compositional needs of the emerging electronic musical styles. Students will analyze historically significant electronic works from experimental academic compositions to popular music from the era.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 11F VIDEO GAMES & POPULAR CULTURE4 Units
The impact of game design and game technology on popular culture. Topics will include early history including the early hardware and software designers that emerged after World War II, the rise of the video game entrepreneurs and the resulting multi-billion dollar arcade industry, eight generations of home video game console inventors from the Magnavox Odyssey through the present day, the impact of the home computer on video games, the evolution of the handheld game console from early LCD games through the smart phone, online gaming from the first text-based games built by hobbyists through the current massively multi-player online role-playing games, and the validation of video games as an art form as evidenced by their addition to the collections of prominent institutions such as the Smithsonian and MoMA. For each historical era, the influence of video games on popular culture will be demonstrated through film, television, print, and music.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: Pending
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 12A BEGINNING CLASS PIANO2 Units
Group instruction in piano for those with no previous training. Emphasis is on finger technique, note reading, and performance of simple piano literature. For music majors as well as the general student.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 10; this course is included in the Piano Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 12B INTERMEDIATE CLASS PIANO2 Units
Continuation of MUS 12A with increased emphasis on independence of hands, proper hand position, building repertoire in different genres, variety in rhythmic figurations and articulation.
Advisory: MUS 12A or equivalent skills; this course is included in the Piano Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 12C ADVANCED CLASS PIANO2 Units
Continuation of MUS 12B with greater emphasis on building a repertoire, varied styles of performance, and ensemble playing.
Advisory: MUS 12B or equivalent skills; this course is included in the Piano Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 13A CLASS VOICE I4 Units
An introduction to the fundamental techniques of vocal production and performance. Group vocal instruction with the potential to sing in a variety of musical styles. Emphasis on understanding the basic foundation of a healthy vocal technique and integrating that technique into songs. Topics include warm-up techniques, breath support, tone production, musical phrasing, diction and text communication, as well as an introduction to standard vocal repertoire and associated performance practices.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 12A; this course is included in the Voice Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 13B CLASS VOICE II4 Units
A continuation at the intermediate level of MUS 13A with increased emphasis on tone production and support, expansion of vocal range, differentiate between the various styles of singing studied: classical, legitimate, mix and belt, develop more complex repertoire in a variety of languages, attention to communication of text and character development, simple choral harmonies, and rehearsal practices with an accompanist.
Prerequisite: MUS 13A.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 12A or equivalent skills; this course is included in the Voice Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 13C CLASS VOICE III4 Units
A continuation at the advanced level of MUS 13B with increased emphasis on more advanced and subtle concepts of vocal production. Emphasis on understanding and managing vocal passaggios, expansion of vocal styles to include classical and/or complex musical theatre repertoire. Small ensembles of duets or trio's with independent vocal lines and full communication of character will be introduced. Emphasis on ensemble building and collaboration with accompanist.
Prerequisite: MUS 13B.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 12A or equivalent skills; this course is included in the Voice Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 14A BEGINNING CLASSICAL GUITAR2 Units
A guitar fundamentals course that places emphasis on reading standard notation in the first position. Techniques such as rest stroke, free stroke, and correct left hand position are covered. Fundamental exercises and pieces will be played by the student in class as the instructor provides accompaniment. Includes an overview of the literature and the major performers of the classical guitar. No public performances are required.
Advisory: This course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 14B INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL GUITAR2 Units
Continuation of MUS 14A. Covers more advanced techniques for the right and left hands. Includes reading standard notation up to the 5th position. Increased emphasis is placed on solo guitar literature in addition to ensemble literature. No public performances are required.
Advisory: MUS 14A; this course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 14C ADVANCED CLASSICAL GUITAR2 Units
Continuation of MUS 14B. Covers more advanced techniques for the right and left hands. Includes reading standard notation up to the 9th position. Includes more complex solo ensemble literature. Additional class time is spent with lectures, demonstrations and performances. No public performances are required.
Advisory: MUS 14B; this course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 15A BEGINNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR TECHNIQUES2 Units
A performance based course in beginning guitar (nylon, steel, or electric guitar) with a concentration on folk music. Traditional and popular songs will be used to demonstrate the development of right and left hand techniques. Standard music notation, tablature, and chord symbols will be presented and students can choose instrumental or popular vocal selections to play.
Advisory: This course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 15B INTERMEDIATE ACOUSTIC GUITAR TECHNIQUES2 Units
Development of traditional finger-picking style playing and picking techniques. Solo and ensemble performance on an intermediate level. Emphasis on reading traditional notation, chord symbols and tablature. This course is a continuation of the study of the guitar in the popular and folk idiom. Through analysis, singing, performing and listening, various songs and styles will be studied. This is a performance based course with the broad range of folk music as its subject matter.
Advisory: MUS 15A or equivalent; this course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 15C ADVANCED ACOUSTIC GUITAR TECHNIQUES2 Units
Instruction in the playing of popular and folk guitar with an emphasis on finger-picking, barre chords, and altered tunings. Sight reading in tablature, chord symbols, and standard notation. Instrumental Blues and blues scales will be covered.
Advisory: MUS 15B or equivalent; this course is included in the Guitar Class Applied Performance family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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MUS 41 LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP2 Units
Seminar-style course provides a forum for performing and presenting music and multimedia work, receiving constructive feedback, and encountering a broad diversity of styles in the work of others. All music performance practices are welcome, including electronic and visual media that integrate music. A wide range of musical styles will be explored including Folk, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Electronic, and Classical. Students may use traditional acoustic, electric, and software based virtual instruments. In addition to standard repertoire, the course provides an opportunity for performance of original compositions. Students will gain music performing experience and also learn the technical side of sound reinforcements systems, concert promotion and stage management. The culmination of the student's work for the quarter will be participation in a live music concert.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MUSIC/MUSIC TECHNOLOGY1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Music or Music Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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MUS 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MUSIC/MUSIC TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Music or Music Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours laboratory per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MUSIC/MUSIC TECHNOLOGY3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Music or Music Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours laboratory per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MUSIC/MUSIC TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Music or Music Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours laboratory per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
MUS 83A INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THERAPY4 Units
Introduction to the field of music therapy and the creative powers of sound. Survey the history of the American Music Therapy Association as applied by practicing music therapists. Study diverse styles of music including classical, jazz, blues, pop, hip-hop, new age and world music used as a transformative force to enhance social, emotional, educational, behavioral development and pain management. Apply music therapy concepts to compose and produce original music. Develop music making skills with drumming, group songwriting, lyric analysis, guided relaxation, movement, improvisation and original compositions integrated with the latest music software technologies including Pro Tools and Virtual Instruments. Study prevention of injury and maintenance of health for musicians and performing artists. Survey careers in the music therapy industry including degrees, certifications and multi-media production applications.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.