Music (MUS)

MUS 100 | Introduction to Music Theory I

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the basics of music theory. Course designed to help the beginning music student, or those students with limited background in music theory, study the basic elements of music. Topics include notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, beginning level melodic and rhythm dictation, ear-training and sight singing skills.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

MUS 106 | Introduction to Songwriting

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the various processes and styles of songwriting and offers techniques and ideas for creating songs ranging from functional to original. You will explore the common factors in all styles of songwriting, and use them to bring out creative song ideas whether you have written songs before or have just always wanted to see if you could. A basic knowledge of music reading for any instrument and elementary music theory is recommended, but not required.

Prerequisite: MUS 100 with a grade of C or better

MUS 110 | Music Theory I

Lecture Credit: 3

Presents music fundamentals, diatonic four-part harmony, analysis, ear training, and keyboard harmony. For music majors transferring to a 4-year program.

Corequisite: MUS 112 and MUS 131

MUS 111 | Music Theory II

Lecture Credit: 3

Presents chromatic four-part harmony, analysis, ear training, and keyboard harmony.

Prerequisite: MUS 110 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MUS 113 and MUS 132

MUS 112 | Ear Training/Sight-singing I Lab

Studio Art Credit: 1

Presents exercises in sight-singing with melodic and rhythmic dictation.

Corequisite: MUS 110 and MUS 131

MUS 113 | Ear Training/Sight-singing II Lab

Studio Art Credit: 1

Presents exercises in sight-singing with melodic and rhythmic dictation.

Prerequisite: MUS 112 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MUS 111 and MUS 132

MUS 120 | Music Appreciation: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Covers the basic materials of music, musical forms, media, genres and musical periods. Emphasizes the development of tools for intelligent listening and appreciation. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

MUS 121 | Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Studies the various periods of music history with regard to the composers, esthetics, forms, and genres of each period. Considers music from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

MUS 122 | Music History Romantic Period to Prsent: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Studies the various periods of music history with regard to the composers, aesthetics, forms, and genres of each period. Considers music from the early Romantic period to the present. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

MUS 123 | Survey of World Music: GT-AH1

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an overview of non-Western music from around the world; provides basic listening skills and the historical/cultural context for a variety of world music styles to enable an understanding and appreciation of non-Western musical expression. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT AH-1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

MUS 131 | Music Class I

Lecture Credit: 2

Applies the fundamentals of music to the voice or specific musical instruments. This course also introduces basic techniques, repertoire, and sight-reading. First year, first term.

Prerequisite: MUS 100 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 132 | Music Class II

Lecture Credit: 2

Applies the fundamentals of music to the voice or specific musical instruments. The course also introduces basic techniques, repertoire, and sight-reading. First year, second term.

Prerequisite: MUS 131 or MUS 141 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 141 | Private Instruction I: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds)

Private Instruction Credit: 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. First year, first term.

Prerequisite: MUS 100 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 142 | Private Instruction II: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds)

Private Instruction Credit: 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. First year, second term.

Prerequisite: MUS 141 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 151 | Ensemble I

Studio Music Credit: 1

First year, first term. Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature.

MUS 152 | Ensemble II

Studio Music Credit: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. First year, second term.

Prerequisite: MUS 151 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 153 | Ensemble III

Studio Music Credit: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. First year, third term.

Prerequisite: MUS 152 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 154 | Ensemble IV

Studio Music Credit: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. First year, fourth term.

Prerequisite: MUS 153 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 161 | Computer Music Applications I

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to the Digital Audio Workstation, current practices with MIDI instruments, MIDI sequencing, MIDI editing, music notation programs.

MUS 162 | Computer Music Applications II

Lecture Credit: 3

Designed to build on MUS 161. Course will further explore the Digital Audio Work (DAW) environment. Advanced music notation software techniques, creating unique synthesizer timbres, and audio/video synchronization will be among the topics explored.

Prerequisite: MUS 161 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

MUS 163 | Music Audio Production I

Lecture Credit: 3

Designed to give music majors and students with a strong interest in music a basic understanding of the Music Production process. This includes the basic knowledge of audio/music production, the fundamentals of sound and microphone, digital and analog technology, recording, and mixing.

MUS 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

MUS 210 | Music Theory III

Lecture Credit: 3

Continues study of four-part music, including extended harmonic progressions of ninth, eleventh, thirteenth chords, extended alteration, non-chord tones, modulation and compositions

Prerequisite: MUS 111 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission
Corequisite: MUS 212

MUS 211 | Music Theory IV

Lecture Credit: 3

Offers a continuation of chromatic harmony, analysis, ear-training, and keyboard harmony. New topics will include Impressionism and 20th Century styles of composition.

Prerequisite: MUS 210 and MUS 212 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission
Corequisite: MUS 213

MUS 212 | Advanced Ear Training/Sight-singing I Lab

Studio Art Credit: 1

Presents modulating and chromatic exercises in sight-singing and dictation. Dictation includes four-part writing.

Prerequisite: MUS 111 and MUS 113 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MUS 210

MUS 213 | Advanced Ear Training/Sight-singing II Lab

Studio Art Credit: 1

Presents modulating and chromatic exercises in sight-singing and dictation. Dictation includes four-part writing.

Prerequisite: MUS 210 and MUS 212 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MUS 211

MUS 241 | Private Instruction III: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds)

Private Instruction Credit: 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. Second year, first term.

Prerequisite: MUS 142 with a grade of C or better and instructor permission

MUS 242 | Private Instruction IV: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds)

Private Instruction Credit: 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. Second year, third term.

Prerequisite: MUS 241 with a grade of C or better and instructor permission

MUS 244 | Private Instruction: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds)

Private Instruction Credit: 2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. Second year, fourth term. May be repeated for credit more than once per individual institution policy.

Prerequisite: MUS 242 with a grade of C or better

MUS 251 | Ensemble I

Studio Music Credit: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. Second year, first term.

Prerequisite: MUS 152 with a grade of C or better

MUS 252 | Ensemble II

Studio Music Credit: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. Second year, second term.

Prerequisite: MUS 251 with a grade of C or better

MUS 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Covers specific topics in music. This course is offered as needed for credit appropriate to the topic and each offering includes a description of the topic(s).

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

MUS 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Meets the individual needs of students. Students engage in intensive study or research under the direction of a qualified instructor.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission