Music (MUS) - Rock County

Courses

MUS 001   Beginning Piano   2 Units

A study of basic piano technique toward skill in playing five-finger patterns & triads in all major & minor keys, chord progressions in all major keys, major & harmonic minor scales, basic transposition, legato & staccato touch & responsiveness to phrasing.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 002   Beginning Piano   2 Units

A study of basic piano technique toward skill in playing five-finger patterns & triads in all major & minor keys, chord progressions in all major keys, major & harmonic minor scales, basic transposition, legato & staccato touch & responsiveness to phrasing.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 003   Elementary Piano   2 Units

A continuation of skills learned in MUS 002, including dexterity playing major & harmonic minor scales & arpeggios, harmonization of a given melody with block chord accompaniment, playing various rhythms including syncopation in simple, compound & asymmetric meters, & reading & playing two parts including alto or tenor clef.
PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF MUSC 002 AND/OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 004   Elementary Piano   2 Units

A continuation of skills learned in MUS 002, including dexterity playing major & harmonic minor scales & arpeggios, harmonization of a given melody with block chord accompaniment, playing various rhythms including syncopation in simple, compound & asymmetric meters, & reading & playing two parts including alto or tenor clef.
PREREQ: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF MUSC 002 AND/OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 070   Orchestra   2 Units

Open to all students with experience playing an orchestral instrument.

MUS 071   Band   1 Units

Open to all students with experience playing a b& instrument.

MUS 072   Chorus   1 Units

Open to all students.

MUS 074   Jazz Ensemble   1 Units

Open to all students with previous experience playing an instrument.

MUS 075   Small Vocal Ensemble   1 Units

Open to all students. Prereq: Individual campuses may require an audition for admission. Individual campuses may require concurrent enrollment in MUS 072 (Chorus).

MUS 076   Instrumental Chamber Ensemble   1-2 Units

Open to all students with experience playing a musical instrument germane to the type of ensemble.

MUS 099   Music Theory Lab   2 Units

Application & memorization drill of concepts being offered in MUS 171 (Music Theory I). Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 171.
COREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN MUS 171

MUS 104   Harmony   4 Units

MUS 106   Piano Techniques   2 Units

A beginning keyboard course for non-Music majors. A study of piano technique toward skill in playing five-finger patterns, scales, & triads in all major & minor keys, chord progressions in all major keys all toward learning how to play basic tunes on the piano.

MUS 107   Vocal Techniques   2 Units

Theory & practice in fundamentals of singing.

MUS 115   Woodwind Techniques   2 Units

Theory & practice in fundamentals of woodwind performance.

MUS 130   Brass Techniques   2 Units

Theory & practice in fundamentals of brass performance.

MUS 131   Theory Fundamentals   2 Units

A continuation of the study of music fundamentals including notation, rhythm, intervals, scales & chords, sight-singing, ear-training & keyboard fundamentals. This course may also serve as preparation for MUS 171 Music Theory & MUS 181 Aural Skills.

MUS 145   Percussion Technique   2 Units

Theory & practice in fundamentals of percussion performance.

MUS 147   String Techniques   2 Units

Theory & practice in fundamentals of string performance.

MUS 170   Fundamentals of Music   3 Units

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of music through experiences with the keyboard, rhythm instruments, singing, listening, & note reading. Required for some elementary education majors & open to the general student. Acceptable as preparation for a music major or minor program.

MUS 171   Music Theory I   3 Units

A detailed study of the development of West Music's structural techniques & basic Comp.al components through the study & analysis of harmony & an Intro to counterpoint. Notation, rhythm, major & minor keys, modes, root position triads, inverted chords, non-harmonic tones & an Intro to part writing will be studied. Includes keyboard work to examine, explore & underst& the materials studied. Open to all students with consent of instructor. Required of students planning a music major or minor. Music majors & minors must enroll concurrently in MUS 181 to meet aural skills requirement.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 172   Music Theory II   3 Units

Continuation of MUS 171. Melodic harmonization, voice-leading, harmonic & rhythmic progression, dominant seventh & leading-tone seventh chords, non-dominant seventh chords, Intro to modulation, secondary dominant & leading-tone chords, Intro to two & three-part forms & counterpoint will be studied. Required of students planning a music major or minor. Music majors & minors must enroll concurrently in MUS 182 to meet aural skills requirements.
PREREQ: MUS 171

MUS 173   Music Literature and Appreciation   3 Units

A guide to the underst&ing of music through listening experiences in the various styles & historical periods

MUS 174   Music Literature and Appreciation   3 Units

A guide to the underst&ing of music through listening experiences in the various styles & historical periods

MUS 181   Aural Skills I   3 Units

Development of skills in sight-singing & ear-training. Required of students planning a music major or minor & enrolled in MUS 171.
COREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN MUS 171

MUS 182   Aural Skills II   2 Units

Development of skills in sight-singing & ear-training. Required of students planning a music major or minor & enrolled in MUS 172.
PREREQ: MUS 181

MUS 271   Music Theory III   3 Units

A continuation of MUS 172 with an Intro to advanced harmony & counterpoint. Concepts of counterpoint, harmonic sequences, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, Neapolitan & augmented sixth chords, more complex forms such as sonata, concerto, sonata-rondo & the fugue will be studied. Required of students planning a music major or minor. Music majors & minors must enroll concurrently in MUS 281 to meet aural skills requirements.
PREREQ: MUS 172

MUS 272   Music Theory IV   3 Units

A continuation of MUS 271. Embellishing chromatic chords, dominant prolongation, modulation to foreign keys, harmonic sequences, chromatic voice-leading, Intro to 20th century techniques including set theory, 12-tone serial techniques, pointillism, polytonality, cluster techniques, microtones, indeterminacy & 20th century notation will be studied. Required of students planning a music major or minor. Music majors & minors must enroll concurrently in MUS 282 to meet aural skills requirements.
PREREQ: MUS 271

MUS 273   Jazz History and Appreciation   3 Units

An Intro to the styles & forms of jazz through a study of its history, Lit., cultural influences, musical structure, & prominent performers. Includes recorded listening experiences.

MUS 275   History of Western Music   3 Units

A Surv. of the historical development of musical style & theoretical concepts from ancient Greece to 1750. Required of students planning a music major or minor.
PREREQ: MUS 172 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 276   History of Western Music   3 Units

A Surv. of the historical development of musical style & theoretical concepts from ancient Greece to 1750. Required of students planning a music major or minor.
PREREQ: MUS 172 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MUS 278   History of Rock and Roll   3 Units

A study of Rock & Roll with emphasis on the roots, origins & influential figures in the history of this cultural phenomenon. Includes recorded listening experiences.

MUS 280   Conducting   2 Units

Conducting techniques; emphasis on practical application to vocal& instrumental groups.

MUS 281   Aural Skills III   2 Units

Development of aural skills in sight-singing & ear-training. Required of students planning a music major or minor & enrolled in MUS 271.
PREREQ: MUS 182

MUS 282   Aural Skills IV   2 Units

Development of aural skills in sight-singing & ear-training. Required of students planning a music major or minor & enrolled in MUS 272.
PREREQ: MUS 281

MUS 285   World Music   3 Units

A guide to the underst&ing of non-West & ethnic West music through guided listening experiences of representative music throughout the world; the study of the effect of demographics & geographic concepts within a culture; & the resulting impact on America's diverse musical culture.

MUS 295   Selected Studies   3 Units

Single course offerings not listed in the catalog, reflecting individual campus interests.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR