SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:33:38 AMMUSC 4A Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 4ATitle:  JAZZ/ROCK/POP THEORY 1  
Full Title:  Jazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 1
Last Reviewed:9/22/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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 4A

Catalog Description:
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The study of music theory as it pertains to jazz, rock, and popular music. Topics include analysis and construction of chord progressions, analysis of rhythmic elements, transposing for wind instruments, and rhythm section writing. Students complete two arranging projects.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MUSC 2A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of music theory as it pertains to jazz, rock, and popular music. Topics include analysis and construction of chord progressions, analysis of rhythmic elements, transposing for wind instruments, and rhythm section writing. Students complete two arranging projects.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of 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:

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.  Analyze chord progressions used in contemporary styles.
2.  Arrange a pop standard using a jazz rhythmic interpretation.
3.  Orchestrate music for a five-piece combo.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze and create jazz, blues, and pop chord progressions.
2. Transpose musical notation for commonly used wind instruments.
3. Write bass lines in blues, jazz, rock, and Latin styles.
4. Write parts for drum set, keyboard, and guitar.
5. Prepare a complete musical score for performance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Intervals
II. Analysis and construction of triads
III. Analysis and construction of seventh chords
IV. Study of diatonic chord progressions
V. The Blues
    A. Form and harmony
    B. Melodic practices
VI. Ranges and transposition of wind instruments
VII. Notation for rhythm section
    A. Piano and guitar chord charts
    B. Bass lines
    C. Drum set notation
VIII. Study of rhythmic devices used in contemporary styles
IX. Score preparation

Assignments:
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1. Exercises (4-6) in construction of intervals, triads, and seventh chords
2. Exercises (10-15) in analysis and construction of chord progressions
3. Two transposition exercises
4. Exercises (2-4) in eighth-note anticipation
5. Exercises (5-7) in writing bass lines
6. Two arranging projects
7. Midterm exam on intervals, chord construction, Blues harmony, and bass lines
8. Chord progression exam
9. Final exam (cumulative) including jazz chord progression and rhythmic alterations

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 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
40 - 45%
Homework problems, arranging projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 60%
Completion, musical analysis
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials  

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