SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:29:02 AMMUSC 3A Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 3ATitle:  MUSICIANSHIP 1  
Full Title:  Musicianship 1
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50 

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:  MUS 3A

Catalog Description:
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Application and development of the materials of Music Theory 1 through sight singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include rhythm, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, and diatonic melodies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 2A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Application and development of the materials of Music Theory 1 through sight singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include rhythm, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, and diatonic melodies.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 2A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 125 Musicianship I SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSC3A

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. Demonstrate the ability to hear music with understanding, recognizing patterns and musical function.
2. Demonstrate the ability to "audiate" a musical score by sight singing.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Take dictation of melodies featuring leaps within the primary triads.
2. Take dictation of rhythms with divided beats in a variety of meter signatures and tempos.
3. Aurally identify all intervals up to the octave (ascending, descending, and harmonic).
4. Aurally identify qualities, inversions, and soprano notes of triads.
5. Aurally identify dominant 7th chords.
6. Demonstrate the ability to "audiate" a musical score by
    a. performing rhythms with divided beats in a variety of meter signatures and tempos.
    b. sight singing melodies featuring leaps within the primary triads.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture Topics:
I. Rhythm and Meter
    A. Numeric and syllabic rhythm systems
    B. Beat patterns in simple and compound meters
    C. Conducting patterns for various meters
II. Sight Singing
    A. The movable-do solfeggio system
    B. The major and minor scales
    C. Intervals
    D. Triad arpeggios
    E. Major key melodies
      1. Undivided beats and 2:1 beat division in simple meter
      2. Stepwise
      3. Thirds and fourths
      4. Patterns from the tonic triad
      5. Fifths, sixths, and octaves
    F. Canons, rounds, chorales, and other ensemble pieces
III.  Ear Training and Dictation
    A. Rhythmic dictation
      1. Preliminary exercises in simple meter
      2. Beat division (2:1) in simple meter
    B. Scale dictation
      1. Major
      2. Natural minor
      3. Harmonic minor
      4. Melodic minor
    C. Intervals: ascending, descending, and harmonic
    D. Triads
      1. Major
      2. Minor
      3. Diminished
      4. Augmented
    E. Melodic Dictation: major key melodies
      1. Undivided beats and 2:1 beat division in simple meter
      2. Stepwise
      3. Thirds and fourths
      4. Patterns from the tonic triad
      5. Fifths, sixths, and octaves
 
Laboratory Topic:
Guided practice of the concepts introduced above.

Assignments:
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1. Daily sight singing exercises and drills
2. Weekly practice of dictation skills
3. Individual sight singing exams (2 - 4)
4. Dictation exams (2 - 4)
5. Comprehensive final exam including individual sight singing and dictation
6. Regular practice of exercises and drills introduced in class
7. Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation exercises (2 - 4 pages per week)

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 - 25%
Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 15%
In-class sight singing and dictation drills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 60%
Dictation exams, individual sight singing exams, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and class participation, lab hours


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Music for Ear Training (with access card). 4th ed. Horvit, Michael and Koozin, Timothy and Nelson, Robert. Schirmer/Cengage. 2019
 
Music for Sight Singing. 6th ed. Benjamin, Thomas and Horvit, Michael and Nelson, Robert. Schirmer/Cengage. 2013 (classic)
 
Music for Sight Singing. 10th ed. Rogers, Nancy and Ottman, Robert.  Pearson. 2018
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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