SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2022 8:43:34 PMDANCE 4 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DANCE 4Title:  MUSIC FOR DANCE  
Full Title:  Music for Dance
Last Reviewed:11/6/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.5017 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 23

Catalog Description:
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This course focuses on musical skills and principles pertaining to the dancer and related to dance accompaniment including: fundamentals of rhythm, rhythmic notation, percussion score reading and writing, rhythmic devices commonly used in dance, and playing percussion instruments to accompany dance movement.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course focuses on musical skills and principles pertaining to the dancer and related to dance accompaniment including: fundamentals of rhythm, rhythmic notation, percussion score reading and writing, rhythmic devices commonly used in dance, and playing percussion instruments to accompany dance movement.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of DANCE 10 ( or PE 22 or PE 145)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Read and analyze rhythm.
2. Count music in various meters.
3. Notate the rhythms of dance phrases.
4. Recognize and identify various genres of music and relate these genres
  to dance.
5. Apply knowledge of rhythm, tempo and dynamics to improvisation,
  composition and performance of percussion-based dance accompaniment.
6. Compare and contrast choreographic concepts such as unison and canon to
  their musical counterparts.
7. Synthesize musical and choreographic concepts of rhythm and dynamics
  into simple percussion scores.
8. Interpret rhythmic structure and dynamics of dance movement in order to
  create appropriate percussion accompaniment for it.
9. Play percussion accompaniment for dance movement.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Fundamentals of rhythm
Pedagogical Note: Musical concepts of rhythm will be taught through a
combination of lecture and experiential exercises such as: reading of
rhythmic notation, counting, clapping and/or playing of musical samples.
    A. Basic rhythmic theory and notation
       1. Underlying Beat
       2. Meter
       3. Note value
       4. Counts
       5. Tempo
    B. Styles of conveying rhythm, such as:
       1. Measure and note value (counts)
       2. Verbalizing phrases
       3. Breath rhythm
    C. Analyzing meter and rhythm in given pieces of music and
       choreography
    D. Notating rhythm
    E. Dictation from sound and movement
II.  Rhythmic devices used in dance such as mixed meter and syncopation
III. Choreographic devices such as unison and canon (including comparison
    to musical counterparts)
IV.  Brief overview of various musical genres as they relate to dance such
    as:
    A. Classical
    B. Popular
    C. Jazz
    D. Ethnic
V.   Dynamics
    A. Relationship of dynamics and rhythm
    B. How to vary intensity in dance movement and percussion-based music
    C. Relating dynamics of musical accompaniment to dance dynamics and
       vice versa
    D. The concepts of phrasing in dance and music
VI.  Dance Accompaniment
    A. Role of the accompanist in dance classes
    B. Playing percussion instruments - basic techniques
    C. Improvising on a given rhythmic structure using a variety of
       percussion instruments
    D. Composing, writing, and performing percussion scores
    E. Analysis of choreography and the application of appropriate
       accompaniment style for that choreography
VII. Selecting music for a dance study or piece

Assignments:
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1. Read text and/or instructor prepared materials as assigned
2. Reading, counting, clapping and playing rhythmic scores (skill
  demonstration graded as class performance and/or through
  performance exams)
3. Composing and writing simple percussion scores (problem solving)
4. Analyzing rhythmic structure of a variety of musical and choreographic
  samples (problem solving)
5. Playing percussion instruments to accompany dance movement (skill
  demonstration graded through class performance and performance exams)
6. 2 or 3 quizzes and a comprehensive final exam

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 problem solving assessments and 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
10 - 20%
Percussion scores (see Assnmts), rhythmic analysis
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Funes, Donald, J., MUSICAL INVOLVEMENT, 1992
Instructor prepared materials

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