MUSIC-100 Topics in Music

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Music.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

MUSIC-108 History and Appreciation of Western Music

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre), and the IGETC for Area 3: Arts.

This course is a survey of the historical periods of music of the Western world, their basic elements, evolution of instrumental and vocal forms, styles, and performance practices, major composers and contributing events which have formed the large and varied 600-year-old body of music generally known as ‘art’ or ‘classical’ music.Emphasis is on becoming a knowledgeable and discerning listener.

 

MUSIC-109 Applied Music: Individual Instruction

.5-7.5 Units: .5-9 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-378 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: Music 270, 250, or 258

Challenge Exam – Audition, on major instrument for faculty demonstrating 1. Early advanced melodic and 2.Early advanced instrument technique equivalent to Music 270, 250, or 258.

This course focuses on individual studio instruction for the development of performance skills. Students will develop their skills through individual instruction and group master classes. Each semester students will perform a juried four-five- repertoire performance for a music faculty committee as a final exam. Designed for music majors who are able to perform on their instrument at college level. Audition required.   May be repeated three times.

 

MUSIC-114 Pop, Rock and Jazz: Their Cultural Origins

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre), and the IGETC for Area 3: Arts.

This course will closely examine the multi-cultural origins of American music, where the blending of African, European, and Latin American influences resulted in the emergence of the United States’ own indigenous musical forms: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, Tex-Mex and American Musical Theater.

 

MUSIC-119 Basic Music

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre), and the IGETC for Area 3: Arts.

This course provides basic knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of music, with emphasis on singing, listening, and playing simple melody and rhythm instruments.This course is recommended for students with little or no music background and elementary/pre-school teacher candidates.

 

MUSIC-120 Music Theory and Musicianship I

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 150

This course provides a comprehensive study of the fundamentals of music, integrating theory and music reading through solfeggio. Musicianship will be improved through the development of aural, vocal, conducting and reading skills. Also included will be aural recognition of intervals, rhythms, scales and basic harmonies through applied music exercises, melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing.

 

MUSIC-121 Music Theory and Musicianship II

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre), and the IGETC for Area 3: Arts.

This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory and Musicianship I.  In addition, through guided composition and analysis, the course will include:  an introduction to two-part counterpoint; voice leading involving four-part chorale writing, diatonic harmony; and an introduction to secondary/applied chords and modulation.  This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

 

MUSIC-130 Home Studio Recording

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

This course will provide a functional working knowledge of small studio multi-track recording, and will include four-track recording techniques, computer-assisted recording through sequencing, digital sound processing, and tape-to-sequencer synchronization techniques.

 

Music-150A             Beginning Piano: Keyboard Fundamentals

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

 

This course is designed to introduce basic keyboard geography and note reading to students who want to learn how to play the piano. The 150 series (MUSIC 150A, MUSIC 150B) prepares students to enter the music major, AA degree piano courses.

 

MUSIC-150B Beginning Piano: Technique

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to teach technique and scales and to reinforce note reading for students who want to learn how to play the piano. The 150 series (MUSIC 150A, MUSIC 150B) prepares students to enter the music major, AA degree piano courses.

 

 

 

MUSIC-151A          Continuing Piano: Sight Reading

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG,

Prerequisite: MUSIC 150A or MUSIC 150B

This course provides piano instruction for the continuing pianist with emphasis on reading and demonstration of melodic and rhythmic notation, theoretical concepts, and simple elementary piano repertoire in the keys of C Major, G Major, F Major, D Major and Bb Major.

 

MUSIC-151B          Continuing Piano: Sight Reading

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG,

Prerequisite: MUSIC 151A

This course provides piano instruction for the continuing pianist with emphasis on standard finger patterns and cross-hand coordination needed for scales, chords and performance of complex elementary piano repertoire.

 

 

MUSIC-155A          Jazz Piano: Basic Grooves

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides group instruction in playing blues, swing, rock, Latin and jazz piano with emphasis on interpreting chord charts, scale technique and basic improvisation.

 

MUSIC-155B          Jazz Piano: Basic Harmony

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 155A or Challenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 155A Final Exam

This course provides group instruction in playing the blues, rock, and jazz piano styles with emphasis on improving literacy in reading chords as well as creating an appropriate harmony for a given melody.  

 

MUSIC-155C          Jazz Piano: Beginning Improvisation

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 155B or Challenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 155B Final Exam

This course provides group instruction in playing the blues, rock, and jazz piano styles with emphasis on the melodic aspects of genre playing, specifically addressing improvisation.

 

MUSIC-155D          Jazz Piano: Beginning Accompaniment

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 155C or Challenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 155C Final Exam

This course provides group instruction in playing the blues, rock, and jazz piano styles with emphasis on the melodic aspects of genre playing, specifically addressing improvisation, and the piano’s rhythm section role.

 

MUSIC-158 Beginning Guitar

1.5-2 Units: 18 hours of lecture, 27-54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

This course is designed for the complete beginner with little or no musical experience. This course is also recommended for the non-reading player interested in learning how to read music on the guitar. It introduces basic open positions chords and strumming, scales and cadences, single note reading across all six strings in the first position (first 4 frets), beginning classical technique with simple two-part texture in easy keys, beginning arpeggios, popular and folk song accompaniment, and how to read a “fake chart”, as well as basic first position keys and chords and harmonization.

 

MUSIC-159 Intermediate Guitar

1.5-2 Units: 18 hours of lecture, 27-54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 158

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

This course is designed for the second-semester beginning and intermediate-level player with some reading and playing experience. Included will be instruction on increasing the reading range up the fingerboard, rhythmic fluency, chord vocabulary, harmonic theory for the fingerboard, playing in all open position keys, new combinations of left and right-hand fingering, movable chords and scales, improvising solos, building a repertoire, classical solos, duets, trios, folk songs, and easy jam tunes, including basic techniques of classical guitar playing and song accompaniment.

 

MUSIC-163Vocal Ensemble Fundamentals

.5-5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-108 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC

This course is designed to introduce basic vocal ensemble skills to students wishing to major in music as well as students who want to learn how to sing in an ensemble.  May be repeated three times.

 

 

MUSIC-167Vocal Chamber Music: CC Singers

.5-5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-108 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 163 or Challenge: Audition for director demonstrating entrance-level skills

 

This course introduces the vocal chamber ensemble skills needed to become a music major. Musicians will study and perform vocal ensemble music in both small and large group settings. Repertoire will include literature spanning musical periods from Renaissance to classical Contemporary compositions.   May be repeated three times.

 

MUSIC-170 Beginning Group Voice

1-3 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 18-36 hours of laboratory, 0-36 hours laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C1-Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre).

This course provides continuing vocal instruction in tome production, breathing, placement and song interpretation. Regardless of the repeatability assigned to individual courses, enrollments in any family of courses may not exceed four.

 

 

MUSIC-171A Continuing  Voice: Diction

1-3 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 0-18 hours of laboratory, 0-54 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 170

This course provides continuing vocal instruction in tone production, breathing, and tonal placement through introductory diction conceptualization in simple beginning repertoire.

 

MUSIC-171B Continuing Voice: Phonation

1-3 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 0-18 hours of laboratory, 0-54 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 171A

This course provides continuing vocal instruction in tone production, breathing, and tonal placement through introductory phonation conceptualization and technical drill in complex beginning repertoire.

 

MUSIC-175A          Jazz Voice: Interpretation

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides instruction for reading, preparation, and performance of repertoire in the jazz idiom for solo voice. Emphasis on interpretive phrasing, melodic and harmonic improvisation, stylistic concepts, vocal consistency, microphone techniques, communication with rhythm sections, and repertoire building.

 

MUSIC-175B          Jazz Voice: Rhythm Concepts

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 175A

This course provides instruction for reading, preparation, and performance of repertoire in the jazz idiom for solo voice. Emphasis on rhythm concepts, phrasing, melodic and harmonic improvisation, stylistic concepts, vocal consistency, microphone techniques, communication with rhythm sections, and repertoire building.

 

MUSIC-175C          Jazz Voice: Tonal and Texture Concepts

2.5  Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 175B

This course provides instruction for reading, preparation, and performance of repertoire in the jazz idiom for solo voice. Emphasis on rhythm concepts, phrasing, melodic and harmonic improvisation, stylistic concepts, vocal consistency, microphone techniques, communication with rhythm sections, and repertoire building.

 

MUSIC-175D          Jazz Voice: BeBop and Improvisation

 

 

2.5  Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 175C

This course provides instruction for reading, preparation, and performance of repertoire in the jazz idiom for solo voice. Emphasis on bebop and improvisational concepts, toanl and texture concepts, rhythm concepts, phrasing, melodic and harmonic improvisation, stylistic concepts, vocal consistency, microphone techniques, communication with rhythm sections, and repertoire building.

 

 

MUSIC-176Vocal Jazz Music: Jazz Singers/ JazzNova

.5-5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture, 0-108 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC,DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 167 or Challenge: Audition for director demonstrating entrance-level skills

This course introduces the jazz vocal ensemble skills needed to become a music major. Musicians will study amplification, microphone technique, jazz phrasing, jazz tone, improvisation, and jazz style. Repertoire will include literature from jazz styles: blues, swing, latin, fusion, rock and reggae..  May be repeated three times.

 

MUSIC-177 Commercial Vocal Ensemble: Jazz-ology

.5-5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-108 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 176 or Challenge: Audition for director demonstrating entrance-level skills.

This course explores the vocal ensemble skills needed in the commercial music industry: press packet creation, gig negotiation, audience connection, imitation of historical group styles and sounds, vocal studio recording techniques, stylistic improvisation and rhythm section interaction.  May be repeated three times.

 

 

 

MUSIC-190A          Music Production: Fundamentals

.5-5.5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-135 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

This course introduces students to concert planning and organizational decisions when performing selected works of noted composers.

 

MUSIC-190B          Music Production: Programming

.5-5.5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-135 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

This course focuses on programming, marketing, and funding decision when performing selected works of noted composers.

 

 

MUSIC-191A          Performance Projects: Classical Repertoire

.5-5.5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-135 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

This course provides advanced classical students, vocal or instrumental, a concert forum to (a) perform advanced works either as soloists or in an ensemble or (b) compose/arrange a concert work in lieu of performance.

 

MUSIC-191B          Performance Projects: Jazz-Rock Repertoire

.5-5.5 Units: 9-54 hours of lecture by arrangement, 0-135 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

This course provides advanced jazz-rock students, vocal or instrumental, a concert forum to (a) perform advanced works either as soloists or in an ensemble or (b) compose/arrange a concert work in lieu of performance.

 

MUSIC-195 A Instrumental Skills Development

.5-3 Units: 27-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to provide students multiple approaches to instrumental and musicianship skill development through special study formats not offered in Contra Costa College music classes.This course component concentrates on instrumental skills.

 

MUSIC-195B          Musicianship Skills Development

.5-3 Units: 27-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to provide students multiple approaches to instrumental and musicianship skill development through special study formats not offered in Contra Costa College music classes.This course component concentrates on musicianship skills.

 

MUSIC-195C          Pedagogy Skills Development

.5-3 Units: 27-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to provide students multiple approaches to instrumental and musicianship skill development through special study formats not offered in Contra Costa College music classes.This course component concentrates on pedagogy training.

 

MUSIC-195D          Clinics, Seminars, and Workshop Skills Development

.5-3 Units: 27-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is designed to provide students multiple approaches to instrumental and musicianship skill development through special study formats not offered in Contra Costa College music classes.This course component concentrates on specialized short-term projects for clinics, seminars and workshops on/off campus.May be repeated three times.

 

MUSIC-222 Music Theory and Musicianship III

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 121 or the equivalent or challenge process via the department

Advisory: MUSIC 151

This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory II. In addition, through writing and analysis, the course will include: introduction to chromatic harmony; secondary/ applied chords; modulation; borrowed chords; introduction to Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, and large formal structures. This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory III through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

 

MUSIC-223 Music Theory and Musicianship IV

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 222 or Challenge process via the department

Advisory: MUSIC 151

This course incorporates the concepts from Music Theory and Musicianship III. In addition, through writing and analysis, the course will include: post-Romantic techniques such as borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th set chords, altered chords and dominates; and20th century techniques such as: Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, meter and rhythm. This course applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Music Theory IV through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.

 

 

 

MUSIC-250A          Intermediate Piano: Classical Repertoire

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 151B or Challoenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 151B final and audition for instructor.

This course guides the study and performance of intermediate piano literature with emphasis on musicianship skill and finger dexterity development through the Classical repertoire.  Students will research Classical composers, stylistic trends of the era, and performing artists.

 

 

MUSIC-250B          Intermediate Piano: Baroque Repertoire

2.5 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 18 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: MUSIC 250A or Challenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 250A theory final and audition for instructor.

 

This course guides the study and performance of intermediate piano literature with emphasis on tone production, classical phrasing, and musical articulation through the Baroque repertoire.  Students will critically evaluate performances and develop fundamental piano performance skill.

 

 

MUSIC-251 Advanced Piano Ensemble

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course offers the study and performance of keyboard ensemble literature, and provides an opportunity for the intermediate/advanced piano students to grow musically through experiencing ensemble performance.May be repeated three times.

 

MUSIC-258 Advanced Guitar

1.5-2 Units: 18 hours of lecture, 27-54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 159

This course provides class instruction in advanced techniques of classical guitar.Topics to be covered will include the study of history and literature for guitar, arranging for guitar, and learning to deal with performance problems. Regardless of the repeatability assigned to individual courses, enrollments in any family of courses may not exceed four.

 

MUSIC-259 Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Performance)

1.5-2 Units: 18 hours of lecture, 27-54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 258

This course gives the advanced classical guitar student experience in playing in guitar ensembles, duets, trios, quartets, and mixed media ensembles (such as voice and guitar, flute and guitar, etc.).May be repeated three times.

 

 

MUSIC-270A          Intermediate Voice: Bel Canto Singing

1-3 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 0-18 hours of laboratory, 0-54 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 171B or Challenge: 80% passing score on audition for instructor.

This course provides intermediate instruction in diaphragmatic breathing, and Italian pronunciation in simple intermediate repertoire.

 

MUSIC-270B          Intermediate Voice: Bel Canto Singing

1-3 Units: 18-36 hours of lecture, 0-18 hours of laboratory, 0-54 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: MUSIC 270A or Challenge: 80% passing score on MUSIC 270A final and audition for instructor.

This course provides intermediate instruction in phonation, sight singing, performance presentation, diaphragmatic breathing, bel canto resonance and song interpretation in complex intermediate repertoire.

MUSIC-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Music under the direction of an instructor.

 

MUSIC-300 Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 5.4-72 hours of lecture and/or 10.8-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines. In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience. Petition to repeat for maximum units.  

 

 

MUSIC-853N          Chorale

This course is for the older adult interested in study, rehearsal and performance of a variety of choral music.Rehearsals will include vocal training leading to artistic group singing and the development of personal musicianship skills.A variety of literature will be selected from the stylistic eras of the western world.May be repeated indefinitely.

 

MUSIC-854N          Community Symphonic Wind Ensemble

This course is for those interested in the study, rehearsal and performance of music composed for Symphonic Wind Ensemble. In this course music will be selected from Baroque through Twenty-first century repertoire. Rehearsals will lead to participation in public performances. May be repeated indefinitely.

 

MUSIC-855N Gospel Chorale

This course provides an introduction to gospel choir style, tone, and techniques.  This is a non-credit courses intended for CCC community members, but all are welcome to attend.