Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Music

P109 – History of Rock and Roll3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement.

This course is a general overview of rock and roll music and includes study of the impact of rock and roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures, as well as a chronological history of rock music. Not previous musical training is necessary. (A/CSU) PC-Area L

 

P110 – Exploring The World Through Music 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 1 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. Music P110 involves a survey of diverse music cultures from around the world – including the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Europe – and establishes a framework for exploring music from around the world as a human social and expressive phenomenon. The course includes lectures, discussions, films, recordings, and (when possible) live presentations as diverse means of exploring how music is used around the world for a variety of purposes – including aesthetic, religious, social, political, and commercial. A research project and oral presentation are included in the class requirements, forming a capstone project for the course. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area L; CSU-C1; IGETC- Area 3A

 

P111 – Music Appreciation I 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. A survey of music throughout the western civilization. Music from the Greeks and Romans through the Classical periods. Required of music majors and minors. Meets a general education requirement. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area L; CSU-C1; IGETC- Area 3A

 

P112 – Music Appreciation II 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. A survey of music throughout the western civilization. Music from the Romantic through the Contemporary periods. Required of music majors and minors. Meets a general education requirement. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area L; CSU-C1; IGETC- Area 3A

 

P117 – College Chorale 2 units

Prerequisite: None. Vocal placement to be made during first week of class.

Total laboratory 90 hours plus 36 hours arranged. The College Chorale participates in major concerts and festivals, performs for school and community organizations, and may tour during the spring semester. Music of all historical periods is studied and performed. Vocal techniques, including posture, breath support, vowel and consonant formation, pitch discrimination and interpretation are emphasized. Participation at public performances is required. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU/UC) PC-Area L; CSU-C1

 

P118 – Chamber Singers 1 unit

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Music P117. Vocal placement by audition.

Total laboratory 72 hours. This select vocal ensemble typically numbers between 18 and 24 singers, selected from the College Chorale, and performs many concerts throughout the school year. Interested students should contact the choral director for additional information. Participation at public performances is required. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P143A – Beginning Class Piano I 2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course is designed to develop basic musical skills through practical keyboard facility, music reading, knowledge of major keys and primary chords, and performance of easy piano literature. This course is designed for music majors not specialized in piano but who need to fulfill minimum degree requirements, and students who will be working toward elementary or single-subject music teacher certification. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P143B – Beginning Class Piano II 2 units

Prerequisite: Music P143A or equivalent proficiency.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course is designed to develop basic musical skills through practical keyboard facility, music reading, knowledge of major keys and primary chords, and performance of easy piano literature. This course is designed for music majors not specialized in piano but who need to fulfill minimum degree requirements and students who will be working toward elementary or single-subject music teacher certification. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P143C – Intermediate Class Piano 2 units

Prerequisite: Music P143B or equivalent proficiency. .

Total lecture 36 hours. A course to further develop keyboard techniques, sight reading, knowledge of major and minor keys, melodic harmonization, and performance of easy to intermediate piano literature. This course is designed for music majors not specialized in piano but who need to fulfill minimum degree requirements and students who will be working toward elementary or single-subject music teacher certification. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P143D – Advanced Class Piano 2 units

Prerequisite: Music P143C or equivalent proficiency.

Total lecture 36 hours. A course to develop more advanced keyboard techniques, sight reading, facility in playing all major and minor scales, melodic harmonization, beginning accompaniments, transpositions, and performance of more advanced piano literature. This course is designed for music majors not specialized in piano but who need to fulfill minimum degree requirements and students who will be working toward elementary or single-subject music teacher certification. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P155A – Beginning Guitar 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 54 hours. A course intended for the beginning guitar student. Covers rudiments of music as related to guitar including basic positioning, right and left hand arpeggios, notes and some chords in first position. Basic instruction in reading both notation and tablature. Songs in keys of C, D, A, and E. Fundamentals of scale and chord formation. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. This course may be repeated one time. (A/CSU)

 

P155B – Intermediate Guitar 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 54 hours. A course intended for the intermediate guitar student. It is assumed that the student understands rudiments of music as related to guitar including basic positioning, right and left hand arpeggios, notes and some chords in first position. The student must be familiar with first position notes and chords. Study of notation and tablature extending to the fifth position. Theory of chords and scales, including diminished, augmented and altered chords. Student is expected to perform studies and complete pieces of music. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. This course may be repeated one time. (A/CSU)

 

P155C – Advanced Guitar 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 54 hours. A course intended for the advanced guitar student. It is assumed that the student has already learned fingerboard essentials, including bar chords to the twelfth position. The student must be proficient in notation and tablature reading. Chord comping, advanced theory or chords and scales, study of harmony and voice leading. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to present a recital of at least four accepted pieces from guitar literature. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. This course may be repeated one time. (A/CSU)