SRJC Course Outlines

8/18/2022 7:52:20 AMMUSC 4A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 4ATitle:  JAZZ/ROCK/POP THEORY 1  
Full Title:  Jazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 1
Last Reviewed:3/8/2021

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 4A

Catalog Description:
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The study of music theory as it pertains to jazz, rock, and popular music, including 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 ( or MUS 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, including 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 ( or MUS 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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Analyze chord progressions used in contemporary styles.
2.  Transpose musical notation for commonly used wind instruments.
3.  Write bass lines in jazz, rock, and Latin styles.
4.  Complete an arrangement for a small ensemble.  

Topics and Scope
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I.  Intervals
II.  Construction of Triads
III.  Construction of Seventh Chords
IV.  Study of Diatonic Chord Progressions
V.  The Blues
     A. Form and Harmony
    B. Melodic Practices
VIII.  Transposition for wind instruments
IX.  Notation for rhythm section
    A. Piano and guitar chord charts
    B. Bass lines
    C. Drumset notation
X.  Study of rhythmic devices used in contemporary style
XI.  Score preparation  

Assignments:
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1.  Exercises in recognition and construction of intervals, triads, and seventh chords
2.  Analysis and construction of chord progressions
3.  Transposing given melodies
4.  Altering melodies rhythmically utilizing syncopation
5.  Creation of bass lines
6.  Two arranging projects
7.  2-4 exams  

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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