SRJC Course Outlines

6/19/2018 4:55:37 PMMUSC 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2015

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 1Title:  MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS  
Full Title:  Music Fundamentals
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 Scheduled06 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:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

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 1

Catalog Description:
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The course is designed for students with little or no formal training in music, or prospective Music majors who lack the music reading skills for MUSC 2A/3A. Students are introduced to basic musical concepts, terminology, and music reading. Topics include rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths.  Exercises in rhythm and singing, and on the piano keyboard.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The course is designed for students with little or no formal training in music, or prospective Music majors who lack the music reading skills for MUSC 2A/3A. Students are introduced to basic musical concepts, terminology, and music reading. Topics include rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths.  Exercises in rhythm and singing, and on the piano keyboard.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 110 Music Fundamentals SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSC1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain and utilize basic musical terminology.
2. Identify, interpret, and utilize the fundamental elements of music.
3. Read and perform elementary music from scores.
4. Demonstrate basic musical concepts at the piano keyboard.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain and utilize basic musical terminology including melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo,
meter, dynamics, and phrasing.
2.  Identify, interpret, and utilize scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths.
3.  Read treble and bass clef notation as it relates to elementary vocal and piano scores.
4.  Read and perform basic rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meter.
5.  Sing simple melodies from the printed scores.
6.  Apply musical materials learned to the piano keyboard.

Topics and Scope
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I. Beat and Rhythm
    A. Rhythmic notation
    B. Simple and compound division
II. Pitch
    A. Staff notation
    B. Treble clef, bass clef, and grand staves
    C. Natural notes on the piano keyboard
III. Meter and Rhythmic Patterns                        
     A. Simple meters
    B. Compound meters
IV. Dynamics
V. Whole and Half Steps
    A. Accidentals
    B. The chromatic scale
    C. Black keys on the piano keyboard
VI. Major Keys
    A. Construction of major scales
    B. Major key signatures
    C. The circle of fifths
    D. Singing major scales and major key melodies in solfeggio
    E. Locating major scales on the piano
     F.  Basic five-finger patterns on the piano
VII. Intervals
    A. Identification and construction of intervals
    B. Singing intervals with solfeggio and familiar song references
    C. Locating intervals on the piano keyboard
VIII. Minor Keys
    A. Construction of minor scales
    B. Minor key signatures
    C. The circle of fifths
    D. Singing minor scales and minor key melodies in solfeggio
    E. Locating minor scales on the piano
IX. Chords
    A. Major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads
    B. Dominant seventh chords
    C. Locating chords on the piano
    D. Use of chords to accompany songs

Assignments:
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1. Reading assingments in the textbook (1-2 chapters/week)
2. Workbook exercises in musical notation, pitch, rhythm, and the construction of scales, intervals, and chords (2-4 pages/week)
3. In-class exercises in rhythm, singing, and at the piano keyboard
4. In-class quizzes (3-5)
5. Comprehensive midterm and 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
20 - 50%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
In-class exercises in rhythm, singing, and at the piano keyboard
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm, and final exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Music First!, 6th ed. White, Gary. McGraw Hill, 2010.
 
Instructor prepared materials

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