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MUS 100: Fundamentals Of Music Techniques
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Learning to read music, developing aural perception, fundamentals of music theory and keyboard skills. (Primarily for non-Music majors)

MUS 102A: Basic Musicianship
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Co-requisites: MUS 104A

Musicianship fundamentals for college freshmen or sophomores. Beginning aural and dictation skills are developed to allow the student to solve practical as well as theoretical musical problems. Music majors only; non-majors, see MUS 100.

MUS 102B: Basic Musicianship
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 102A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Co-requisites: MUS 104B

Musicianship fundamentals for college freshmen or sophomores. Beginning aural and dictation skills are developed to allow the student to solve practical as well as theoretical musical problems. Music majors only; non-majors, see MUS 100.

MUS 104A: Beginning Theory
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Co-requisites: MUS 102A

Intervals, keys, scales, chord structure and relationship of diatonic harmonies and non-chordal tones, cadences, harmonization of melodies. Music majors only; non-majors see MUS 100. (CAN MUS 2 or CAN MUS SEQ A [with MUS 104B])

MUS 104B: Beginning Theory
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 104A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 102B Intervals, keys, scales, chord structure and relationship of diatonic harmonies and non-chordal tones, cadences, harmonization of melodies. Music majors only; non-majors see MUS 100.

MUS 110: Music Appreciation
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Survey of music history and literature; its elements, construction, forms, styles and composers from Medieval through contemporary periods. Guided listening to masterpieces. Concert attendance. Primarily for non-Music majors. (*UC Transfer Limit: MUS 110 and 110 HR combined: maximum credit, one course.)

MUS 111: Classical Music Performance
(.5-1.0) F, S -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Live performances of world-class artists and orchestras presented by the Community Arts Music Association. Study of musical literature performed at these concerts.

MUS 112: History And Appreciation Of Contemporary Jazz And 20th Century American Music
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

LIMITATION ON ENROLLMENT: Audition with instructor. Study and performance of vocal jazz, with emphasis on the Swing style. Students work on a wide variety of vocal jazz techniques. Public concerts scheduled for this ensemble each semester.

MUS 114A: Survey Of Music History
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Survey of music history and literature Classic to Modern. A Music major course also open to non-majors that requires some music theory background. One hour a week of outside listening or reading is required.

MUS 114B: Survey Of Music History
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 114A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Survey of music history and literature (114A: Greek to Baroque; 114B: Pre-Classic to Modern). A Music major course also open to non-majors that requires some music theory background. One hour a week of outside listening or reading is required.

MUS 115: History And Appreciation Of Rock And Popular Music
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

General survey of rock and popular music, concentrating on the period from the late 1940s to the late 1990s. (Primarily for non-Music majors).

MUS 118: World Music
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Survey of world music traditions, including the style and performance practice of various cultures and the resulting social, cultural and historical role of the music and musicians.

MUS 119: Middle Eastern Music, Dance and Culture
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110GB or ENG 110H.

Introduction to Middle Eastern music and dance in both lecture and practical settings, emphasizing combinations and choreographies for various folk and classical dances, as well as aspects of music performance in singing and on percussion instruments. Attendance at one outside performance required.

MUS 120A: Sound Recording And Electronic Music
(3) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Concepts and procedures of sound recording and electronic music production, utilizing synthesizers, samplers, computers, etc.

MUS 120B: Sound Recording And Electronic Music
(3) S - CSU
Prerequisites: MUS 120A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Intermediate-level continuation, with emphasis on composition/analysis.

MUS 122: Music Technology For Musicians
(3) F, S - CSU
Course Advisories: MUS 100

Introduction to the basic techniques of computer- based composition, notation, digital audio editing and encoding techniques for musicians. Recommended for Music majors.

MUS 123: Business of Music
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Designed to give students information on all aspects of the business of music, including entrepreneurial opportunities, management and promotion skills, basic elements of copyright, publishing, and management contract laws.

MUS 128A: Songwriting I
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Study of the skills and techniques of popular song writing in a variety of genres. Topics include lyrics, song structures, chord progressions, melodies and analysis of popular songs.

MUS 128B: Songwriting II
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: MUS 128A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Study and practice of the skills and techniques of popular song writing in a variety of genres. Second semester includes more commercial applications for advertising, writing for instruments and arranging.

MUS 129: Commercial Music Projects
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Songwriting in specific styles and genres including movie and TV songs,country,ballades, alt country, dance music, alternative.

MUS 132: Summer Jazz Seminar
(1) Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Exploratory courses in jazz designed to supplement regular college and school programs with training in the areas of instrumental jazz performance. Open to students performing on jazz instruments.

MUS 133: Summer Jazz Seminar: Intermediate
(1) Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103
Course Advisory:MUS 132

Intermediate courses in jazz designed to supplement regular school and college programs with training in instrumental jazz performance. Open to students performing on jazz instruments.

MUS 140A: Beginning Piano
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Beginning piano technique for adults. Scales, chords, sight reading and musical interpretation of simplified arrangements of the standard classics. (CAN MUS 22)

MUS 140B: Beginning Piano
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 140A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Beginning piano technique for adults. Scales, chords, sight reading and musical interpretation of simplified arrangements of the standard classics. (CAN MUS 24)

MUS 142A: Intermediate Piano
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 140B
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Class piano techniques for intermediate students; designed to provide pleasure in playing the piano. Development of skills in sight reading, melody harmonization, improvisation, transposition and musical interpretation of the standard classics.

MUS 142B: Intermediate Piano
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 142A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Class piano techniques for intermediate students; designed to provide pleasure in playing the piano. Development of skills in sight reading, melody harmonization, improvisation, transposition and musical interpretation of the standard classics.

MUS 146: Beginning Guitar
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Class method for beginning guitar students to provide pleasure in playing the guitar. Development of skills in note-reading, sight-reading, chord symbols and understanding music theory.

MUS 148: Intermediate Guitar
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: MUS 146.

For intermediate guitarists. Skills in reading more complex chord symbols, chord progressions, voice leading, major scales in all positions, inversions of triads, and right-hand finger-picking patterns.

MUS 150: Beginning String Techniques
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Instruction in the fundamentals of playing an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello and string bass). Any student may enroll, but Music majors are given first priority on use of college instruments.

MUS 151: Intermediate String Techniques
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 150
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Continuation of instruction in the fundamentals of playing an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello and string bass). Any student may enroll, but Music majors are given first priority on use of college instruments.

MUS 152: Beginning Wind And Percussion Techniques
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Introduction to the basic techniques of instrumental performance-brass, woodwind and percussion. Recommended for Music majors.

MUS 153: Intermediate Wind And Percussion Techniques
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 152
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Continuation of instruction in the basic techniques of instrumental performance - brass, woodwind and percussion. Ensemble experience for Music majors and others on their secondary instruments.

MUS 154: Vocal Techniques I
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Development of fundamental singing skills, including stage presence, posture, breath control, tone production, diction, musical interpretation and preparation of musical selections for performance.

MUS 155: Vocal Techniques II
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: MUS 154

Development of skills in singing. Emphasis placed on solo performance.

MUS 156: Bebop Vocal Jazz Ensemble
(1.0) F, S - CSU/UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Study and performance of vocal jazz with emphasis on the Bebop style. Students work on a wide variety of vocal jazz techniques. Public concerts scheduled for this ensemble each semester.

MUS 157: Swing Vocal Jazz Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

LIMITATION ON ENROLLMENT: Audition with instructor. Study and performance of vocal jazz, with emphasis on the Swing style. Students work on a wide variety of vocal jazz techniques. Public concerts scheduled for this ensemble each semester.

MUS 159: Men's Chorus
(1) F, S - CSU, UC

Study and performance of standard choral literature. Public concert appearances.

MUS 160: College Choir
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Study and performance of standard choral literature. Public concert appearances.

MUS 162: Chamber Singers
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Audition with instructor Three hours lecture, plus one hour weekly for public performances. Study and performance of standard choral literature for the small ensemble. Frequent public appearances. Study and performance of standard choral literature for the small ensemble. Frequent public appearances.

MUS 163: Quire Of Voyces
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Extensive audition Study, performance and recording of sacred a cappella choral music of William Byrd. Frequent public appearances.

MUS 164: Vocal Jazz Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC

Skills Eligibility: Eligibility for English 103 Limitation on Enrollment: Audition with instructor Study and performance of vocal jazz. Students will work on a wide variety of vocal jazz styles and techniques. There will be public concerts with this ensemble each semester.

MUS 165: Beginning Jazz Improvisation
(2.3) F, S -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Performance experience on a wind, string, or percussion instrument Beginning individual and small group improvisational techniques. Combo performance. Course placement level determined by interview/audition. Open to students with performance experience.

MUS 166: Intermediate-Advanced Jazz Improvisation
(2.3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 165
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Intermediate-advanced individual and small group jazz improvisation.

MUS 167: Beginning Jazz Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Previous jazz ensemble performance experience, or audition with instructor Performance of jazz ensemble literature. Beginning large ensemble performance techniques and pedagogy. Open to students with jazz ensemble experience.

MUS 168: Intermediate Jazz Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 167
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Audition. Performance of jazz ensemble literature. Intermediate techniques and pedagogy. Public performance and festival participation. Open to students with jazz ensemble experience.

MUS 169: Advanced Jazz Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 168
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Audition Performance of advanced jazz ensemble literature. Frequent public appearances and festival participation. Open to students with previous collegiate-level jazz ensemble performance experience.

MUS 170: Symphony Orchestra
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Audition with instructor Performing ensemble open to all students with orchestral instrumental experience. Ensemble performs orchestral literature from all style periods in public performances on campus and in the community. Meets for three hours, one night a week.

MUS 171: Chamber Music of the Baroque Era
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Ensemble class that provides students the opportunity to perform chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries Baroque era. Each performer is expected to improve his/her performance level and enhance group performance.

MUS 172: Intermediate Orchestra
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Audition Ensemble class that continues to develop string techniques taught in Beginning and Intermediate String Techniques and that also develops new techniques. Students study music for various combinations of instruments.

MUS 173: Baroque Instrument Techniques
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

An exploration of baroque instrumental performance techniques as demonstrated through performance of baroque masterworks. Details include: equipment requirements and preparation, leadership considerations, performance practice as it relates to ornamentation, dynamics, phrasing, and presentation.

MUS 174: Chamber Music
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Ensemble class that provides an opportunity for students to perform standard chamber music literature from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Individuals expected to improve their performance level and thus perfect the performance of the group.

MUS 175: Chamber Music of the Modern Era
(1.0) F, S -CSU/UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

LIMITATION ON ENROLLMENT: Audition with instructor. Ensemble class that provides students the opportunity to perform chamber music of the 20th century, the modern era. Each performer is expected to improve his/her performance level and enhance group performance.

MUS 176: Concert Band
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Performance of concert and symphonic winds literature. Frequent public appearances and festival participation. Open to students with concert band experience.

MUS 177: Symphonic Band
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: MUS 176.

Performance of concert and symphonic winds literature. Frequent public appearances and festival participation. Open to students with collegiate-level performance experience.

MUS 178: Wind Ensemble
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Small ensemble performance (brass quartet, woodwind quintet, etc.). Material selected from many music periods. Open to students with wind and percussion performance experience.

MUS 179: Commercial Music Performance: Jazz And Pop Emphasis
(0.5-2) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: MUS 169 or previous advanced collegiate or pre-professional performance experience.

(0.5) - 26 lab hours (1.0) - 52.5 lab hours (1.5) - 78.5 lab hours (2.0) - 105 lab hours Experience-centered training in jazz and pops performance. Performances in all commercial music applications. Open to students with previous advanced collegiate or professional performance experience.

MUS 181: Commercial Music Performance: Classical Instrumental And Vocal Emphasis
(0.5-2) - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Course Advisories: MUS 160 or MUS 162 or MUS 163 or MUS 170 or MUS 176.

Experience-centered training in classical instrumental and vocal performance in all commercial music applications. Open to students with previous advanced collegiate or professional performance experience.

MUS 185: Applied Music
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 102A and MUS104A or MUS102B and MUS 104B and MUS 160 or MUS 162 or MUS 163 or MUS 165 or MUS 166 or MUS 167 or MUS 168 or MUS 169 or MUS 170 or MUS 172 or MUS 174 or MUS 176 or MUS 177 or MUS 178 or MUS 179 Studio lessons in voice or on a specific woodwind, brass, string or percussion instrument. Emphasis on technical and literature studies.

MUS 188A: Big Band Jazz Ensemble I
(1) F, S - CSU/UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Performance class for students with previous big band jazz experience. Class includes public performances and participation in festivals.

MUS 188B: Big Band Jazz Ensemble II
(1) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Performance-based course for students with previous big band jazz experience. Students must be able to perform collegiate-level big band jazz.

MUS 202A: Intermediate Musicianship
(3) F - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 102B
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Corequisites: MUS 204A Study of musicianship skills necessary to be a professional performer, composer or teacher. Includes development of advanced aural and dictation skills which allow the student to solve practical as well as theoretical musical problems. Music majors only.

MUS 202B: Intermediate Musicianship
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 202A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 204B Study of musicianship skills necessary to be a professional performer, composer or teacher. Includes development of advanced aural and dictation skills which allow the student to solve practical as well as theoretical musical problems. Music majors only.

MUS 204A: Intermediate Theory
(3) F - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 104B
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 202A Continuation of the harmonic techniques of Music 104A-B, with emphasis on the study of 16th century modal and tonal counterpoint, harmony and form. Study of 18th century harmonic and compositional techniques, as well as the study of chromatic harmonies of the 18th and 19th centuries, with emphasis on form, analysis and creative composition.

MUS 204B: Intermediate Theory
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MUS 204A
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 202B Continuation of the harmonic techniques of Music 104A-B, with emphasis on the study of 16th century modal and tonal counterpoint, harmony and form. Study of 18th century harmonic and compositional techniques, as well as the study of chromatic harmonies of the 18th and 19th centuries, with emphasis on form, analysis and creative composition.

MUS 285: Applied Music
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Corequisites: MUS 202A and MUS 204A or MUS 202B and MUS 204B and MUS 160 or MUS 162 or MUS 163 or MUS 165 or MUS 166 or MUS 167 or MUS 168 or MUS 169 or MUS 170 or MUS 172 or MUS 174 or MUS 176 or MUS 177 or MUS 178 or MUS 179 Studio lessons in voice or on a specific woodwind, brass, string or percussion instrument. Emphasis on technical and literature studies.

MUS 299: Independent Study In Music
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must have completed 12 units at SBCC with A G.P.A. of 2.5 and a minimum of 6 units with a G.P.A. of 3.0 in the Department For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC Transfer Limit: computed as Independent Study, see counselor)

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