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MUSC 100|Music Fundamentals

3 Credits

Formerly MUS 100

Non-major course covering basic concepts of rhythm, melody, keyboards, scales, and harmony.

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MUSC&105|Music Appreciation [H]

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 115

The study of musical literature from early times to the present. Emphasis on listening and enjoyment through the use of recordings, attendance at concerts, and films.

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MUSC 116|History of Jazz [H]

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 116

The evolution of jazz and the development of black music in white America. This is an intercultural humanities course. Emphasis on listening and enjoyment through the use of recordings, attendance at concerts, and films.

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MUSC 118|Band

1–2 Credits

Formerly MUS 118

Instruction and performance of standard and contemporary wind literature. In all performing groups, a maximum of six elective credits may be applied to an AA degree.

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MUSC 122|Applied Music

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 122

Private lessons on wind, percussion, and keyboard instruments. Instruction may be by CBC faculty or by instructors approved by the CBC Music department. There may be additional fees charged by the instructor. These courses are intended for students who are pursuing a degree in music.

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MUSC 123|Applied Music

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 123

Private vocal lessons. Instruction may be by CBC faculty or by instructors approved by the CBC Music department. There may be additional fees charged by the instructor. These courses are intended for students who are pursuing a degree in music.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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MUSC 124|Applied Music

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 124

Private lessons on string instruments. Instruction may be by CBC faculty or by instructors approved by the CBC Music department. There may be additional fees charged by the instructor. These courses are intended for students who are pursuing a degree in music.

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MUSC 125|Orchestra

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 125

Introduction in and performance of standard orchestral literature. In all performing groups, a maximum of six elective credits can be applied to an AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: orchestra instrument background and instructor permission.

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MUSC 134|Piano Class

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 134

Group piano instruction for all students interested in beginning piano. Students may take more than one quarter.

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MUSC 135|Piano Class

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 135

Group piano instruction for music majors and minors who cannot meet entrance requirements in piano and for all students interested in beginning piano.

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MUSC 136|Piano Class

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 136

Group piano instruction for music majors and minors who cannot meet entrance requirements in piano and for all students interested in beginning piano.

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MUSC 137|Jazz Band

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 137

Study, rehearse, and perform jazz, commercial, and big band literature. Performances required on and off campus. A maximum of six elective credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: audition and/or instructor permission.

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MUSC 138|Voice Class

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 141

An introduction to the principles of voice production, vocal literature, and vocal techniques.

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MUSC 139|Voice Ensemble

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 142

Emphasis on vocal ensemble literature. May include different types of ensembles/styles according to available voicing.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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MUSC 140|Vocal Jazz

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 140

Emphasis on swing and vocal jazz concepts within a performance ensemble. Performances required on and off campus. Auditions for this ensemble are held in May and June for the following academic year. Contact instructor for materials. In all performing groups a maximum of six elective credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: audition and/or instructor permission.

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MUSC&141|Music Theory I

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 101

Courses must be taken in sequence. The melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements of music through ear-training, sight singing, writing, analysis, and keyboard work. This course should be taken concurrently with MUSC 171. Some music background is required. Students with no piano background should take MUSC 134 concurrently. Offered fall quarter only.

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MUSC&142|Music Theory II

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 102

Courses must be taken in sequence. The melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music through ear-training, sight singing, writing, analysis, and keyboard work. Students with no piano background must take MUSC 135 concurrently. Offered winter quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MUSC& 141.

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MUSC&143|Music Theory III

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 103

Courses must be taken in sequence. The melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements of music through writing, analysis, ear-training, sight singing, and keyboard work. Music background is required. Students with no piano background must take MUSC 136 concurrently. Offered spring quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MUSC& 142.

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MUSC 147|Instrument Ensemble

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 147

The following ensembles will be organized if enrollment warrants: brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, string ensemble, and mixed instrumental ensemble. A maximum of six elective credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

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MUSC 151|Brass Techniques

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 151

Class instruction in fundamentals and materials for beginning students on brass instruments. Cornet, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, sousaphone, and tuba.

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MUSC 152|Percussion Techniques

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 152

Class instruction in fundamentals and materials for beginning students on percussion instruments.

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MUSC 153|Woodwind Techniques

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 153

Class instruction in the fundamentals and materials for beginning students on woodwind instruments. Clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon.

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MUSC 154|Woodwind & Flute

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 154

Class instruction in the fundamentals and materials for beginning students on woodwind instruments. Clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon.

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MUSC 155|Wood/Oboe/Bassoon

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 155

Class instruction in the fundamentals and materials for beginning students on woodwind instruments. Clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon.

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MUSC 156|Wood/Oboe/Bassoon

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 156

Class instruction in the fundamentals and materials for beginning students on woodwind instruments. Clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon.

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MUSC 161|Beginning Folk Guitar

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 161

Group guitar instruction in the fundamentals of folk guitar playing for the beginner, including basic strums, chords, and note reading.

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MUSC 162|Intermediate Folk Guitar

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 162

Group intermediate guitar instruction for intermediate students. Students cover various techniques in strumming, picking, movable chords, and musical styles; i.e., Calypso, Latin Strum, Bossa Nova.

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MUSC 171|Ear Training Fundamentals

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 171

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly identify major and minor scales, intervals, rhythmic patterns, and triads in root position. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 141. Offered fall quarter only.

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MUSC 172|Ear Training Fundamentals

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 172

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly identify triads in first and second inversion, basic chord progressions, and cadences. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 142. Offered winter quarter only.

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MUSC 173|Ear Training Fundamentals

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 173

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly identify seventh chords (both in root position and inversion), diatonic chord progression, and simple melodies containing basic non-harmonic tones. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 143. Offered spring quarter only.

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MUSC 181|Chorus

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 181

Instruction and performance of standard choral literature from a variety of historical periods and cultures. Performances required on and off campus. Open to all students. A maximum of six credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

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MUSC 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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MUSC 216|Studio Problems - Conducting

3 Credits

Formerly MUSC 2152

Individual study for advanced students relating to conducting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and successfully completed classes in area of individual study and/or demonstrated proficiency in area of individual study.

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MUSC 217|Studio Problems - Composition

3 Credits

Formerly MUSC 2153

Individual study for advanced students relating to composition.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and successfully completed classes in area of individual study and/or demonstrated proficiency in area of individual study.

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MUSC 218|Studio Problems - Performance

3 Credits

Formerly MUSC 2154

Individual study for advanced students relating to performance.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and successfully completed classes in area of individual study and/or demonstrated proficiency in area of individual study.

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MUSC 225|Applied Music

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 225

Advanced private vocal lessons. Instruction may be by CBC faculty or by instructors approved by the CBC music department. There may be additional fees charged by the instructor. These courses are intended for students who are pursuing a degree in music.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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MUSC 227|Applied Music

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 227

Advanced private instrumental lessons. Instruction may be by CBC faculty or by instructors approved by the CBC Music department. There may be additional fees charged by the instructor. These courses are intended for students who are pursuing a degree in music.

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MUSC 236|Piano Class/Music Majors

2 Credits

Formerly MUS 236

Group piano instruction for music majors who cannot meet keyboard entrance requirements necessary for transfer to four-year institutions or for more advanced students interested in concepts of piano theory. Students may take more than one quarter.

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MUSC 240|Jazz Theory and Improvisation

1–2 Credits

Formerly MUS 240

A combination of jazz theory and improvisation techniques for the small group setting. The emphasis is on individual solving skills. Performance required at various CBC concerts and jazz festivals.

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MUSC&241|Music Theory IV

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 204

Melody harmonization, harmonic dictation, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, 20th century techniques, and oral composition. Offered fall quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MUSC& 143. This course should be taken concurrently with MUSC 274.

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MUSC&242|Music Theory V

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 205

Melody harmonization, harmonic dictation, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, 20th century techniques, and oral composition. Offered winter quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MUSC& 241.

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MUSC&243|Music Theory VI

5 Credits

Formerly MUS 206

Melody harmonization, harmonic dictation, chromatic harmony, advanced modulation, 20th century techniques, and oral composition. Offered spring quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MUSC& 242.

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MUSC 244|Advanced Vocal Jazz

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 242

Emphasis on traditional and contemporary vocal jazz concepts in an advanced ensemble situation. Extensive audition required each spring for the following academic year. Performances required on and off campus. Auditions for this ensemble are held in May and June for the following academic year. Contact instructor for materials. In all performing groups, a maximum of six elective credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: audition and/or instructor permission.

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MUSC 274|Advanced Ear Training

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 274

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly identify chord progressions and melodic dictation, and continued work with ear training concepts. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 241. Offered fall quarter only.

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MUSC 275|Advanced Ear Training

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 275

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly notate chord progressions using inversions, two-part melodic dictation, and identification of chromatically altered chords. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 242. Offered winter quarter only.

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MUSC 276|Advanced Ear Training

1 Credit

Formerly MUS 276

This class focuses on developing the skills to correctly notate chord progressions using inversions and chromatically altered chords, four-part dictation, and identification of scales, chords, and progressions as used in 20th century techniques. This class should be taken concurrently with MUSC& 243. Offered spring quarter only.

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MUSC 281|Advanced Chorus

1–3 Credits

Formerly MUS 281

Instruction and performance of advanced choral literature from a variety of historical periods and cultures. Performances required on and off campus. A maximum of six credits from this course can be applied to an AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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MUSC 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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