SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2022 6:55:22 AMMUS 17A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUS 17ATitle:  ELEMENTARY VOICE  
Full Title:  Elementary Voice
Last Reviewed:5/8/1998

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Theory and practice of singing.  Individual voice development. Level I.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Singing experience in a choir.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory & practice of singing. Individual voice development.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Singing experience in a choir.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Sing art and folk songs with correct singing pronunciation
2.  Use vocal techniques and colors appropriate to the style
3.  Demonstrate literal meaning of the text
4.  Demonstrate support for  minimum phrasing and dynamics
5.  Demonstrate intonation and memory skills
6.  Compare singing styles of the world; explain Western style
7.  Demonstrate phrasing, dynamics, and legato in songs
8.  Point out corrective techniques for textual misuse
9.  Demonstrate microphone techniques and explain differences

Topics and Scope
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1.  Pronunciation Skills
   A.  Vocalists vowels and consonants in English
   B.  Delayed articulation concepts
   C.  Blending the pronunciation with the meaning
2.  Interpretive skills
   A.  Subtle color changes with meaning
   B.  Phrase development; the attack and release
   C.  Sources of interpretations
3.  Aural Skills
   A.  Aural perception
   B.  Rhythm in various meters with attacks and releases
   C.  Subtleties and nuances in texts
   D.  Balancing with piano; independence from instrument
4.  Repertory
   A.  Music of folk, broadway, and art song origin
   B.  Sources of song literature
   C.  Songs with melisma; with neumatic notation
   D.  History of song in various cultures
   E.  Influences on the composition and style from the culture
5.  Aesthetic Growth
   A.  Sensitivity to style, period, and symbolism
   B.  Performer and his/her audience
   C.  Sing/perform music in various accoustic environments
6.  Rehearsal Procedures
   A.  Studying the score; preparing for the text
   B.  The spoken text and memorization skills
   C.  Commom initial rehearsal problems and performance errors

Assignments:
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Student Assignments: (Representative assignments include:)
  1.  reading assignments in the text by chapter
  2.  read passout sheets related to vocal practice
  3.  rhythm drill through TAP machines
  4.  writing the dipthong and double vowel symbols above text
  5.  pronunciation practice of delayed articulation sounds
  6.  song learning; memorization of some songs; drills and exercises
  7.  pronunciation variations from student's native pronunciation
      technique
  8.  listening to and evaluation of recorded solo artists
  9.  research and rehearse Broadway song skills with props

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 - 1%
INTERPRETATION & MEANING
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, WRITTEN TESTS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
39 - 40%
TESTS ON TEXT CHAPTERS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 10%
PASSOUT SHEETS, FILMS, & MICROPHONE SKILLS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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EXPRESSIVE SINGING, Van Christy
POCKET DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL TERMS

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