SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:10:36 AMMUSC 4B Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 4BTitle:  JAZZ/ROCK/POP THEORY 2  
Full Title:  Jazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 2
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 Scheduled017.5 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 4B

Catalog Description:
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Continued study of music theory relative to contemporary musical styles. Emphasis is on four-part harmonization of a melodic line and its applications in small and large ensembles. Study also includes accompaniment practices and counterpoint.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MUSC 4A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continued study of music theory relative to contemporary musical styles. Emphasis is on four-part harmonization of a melodic line and its applications in small and large ensembles. Study also includes accompaniment practices and counterpoint.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MUSC 4A
Recommended:
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.  Harmonize a given melody in the jazz/pop idiom.
2.  Create harmonic accompaniment in four parts.
3.  Arrange a jazz, pop, or Latin tune for an eight-piece ensemble.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Harmonize melodies in four-part close voicings.
2. Write background lines to given melodies.
3. Create saxophone spread voicings from given chord symbols.
4. Harmonize given melodies in open-voiced soli style.
5. Arrange compositions for combo or large ensembles in a manner suitable for college-level or professional performance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Refinement of Four-Part Closed-Voiced Harmonization Skills
II. Drop-2 Voicings
III. Unresolved Tensions
IV. Writing Background Pads and Figures
    A. Accompaniment practices
    B. Counterpoint - developing counter-melodies
V. Spread Voicings for the Saxophone Section
VI. Open-Voiced Soli Harmonization Procedures

Assignments:
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1. Four-part close harmonization exercises (15-20)
2. Saxophone spread voicings exercises (2-4)
3. Memorization of the "Unresolved Tension Chart"
4. Drop-2 harmonization exercises (2-4)
5. Two arranging projects
6. Midterm exam on four-part close harmonization
7. Final exam (comprehensive) including drop-2 harmonization and saxophone spread voicings

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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