SRJC Course Outlines

9/17/2019 1:19:53 AMMUSCP 42A Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSCP 42ATitle:  JAZZ COMBO ENSEMBLE 1  
Full Title:  Jazz Combo Ensemble 1
Last Reviewed:9/9/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.50Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.50Lab Scheduled1.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 131.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 42A

Catalog Description:
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The study and performance of classic and contemporary works for jazz combo. Emphasis is on the development of improvisational and performance skills. Students are divided into three combos of four to eight musicians, each focusing on 4-5 jazz compositions. The combos give 3-5 public performances per semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MUSC 5A

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study and performance of classic and contemporary works for jazz combo. Emphasis is on the development of improvisational and performance skills. Students are divided into three combos of four to eight musicians, each focusing on 4-5 jazz compositions. The combos give 3-5 public performances per semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of MUSC 5A
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 180 Large Ensemble SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSCP21A OR MUSCP21B OR MUSCP21C OR MUSCP21D OR
MUSCP23A OR MUSCP23B OR MUSCP23C OR MUSCP23D OR
MUSCP30A OR MUSCP30B OR MUSCP30C OR MUSCP30D OR
MUSCP32A OR MUSCP32B OR MUSCP32C OR MUSCP32D OR
MUSCP33A OR MUSCP33B OR MUSCP33C OR MUSCP33D OR
MUSCP42A OR MUSCP42B OR MUSCP42C OR MUSCP42D

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.       Perform jazz music with effectiveness and confidence in a small combo.
2.       Demonstrate improvisational creativity through the concentrated study and performance of blues and modal jazz compositions.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1.      Demonstrate the ability to interpret jazz notation with characteristic rhythm.
2.      Perform with intonation consistent with a college-level ensemble.
3.      Improvise solos effectively utilizing modal and blues scales.
4.      Demonstrate listening and performance skills related to interaction with other musicians.
 
Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble will be able to perform more difficult repertoire and perform at a higher level of musicianship each semester.

Topics and Scope
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1.      Concentrated study of blues and modal jazz compositions to maximize opportunities for creative improvisation
2.      Ensemble performance skills such as intonation, rhythmic precision, and dynamics
3.      Public performance in a variety of venues: classroom, outdoor, jazz festival, and concert hall
4.      In-concert performances and clinics with guest artists
 
Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble will perform more advanced repertoire each semester; thus enhancing their skill level, knowledge of the repertoire, and command of improvisational techniques.

Assignments:
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1.  In-class rehearsal and preparation of selected works.
2.  Study, practice, and mastery of modal and blues scales.
3.  A minimum of one hour of outside practice is required for each hour of in-class rehearsal.
4.  The final exam will be a public concert.
5.  Each semester, the selected repertoire may dictate additional assignments in order to meet the requirements for that literature.
 
Students repeating Jazz Combo Ensemble will be held to higher standards of performance with each repetition.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
75 - 80%
Class performances, public concerts
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 25%
Attendance and participation at rehearsals and concerts


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials  

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