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MUS052 Introduction to Ear Training Credit Hours: 2.00
Ear training for individuals with little or no musical background. Includes identification of keys on a piano keyboard and notes on the musical staff (treble and bass clef), visual and aural recognition of intervals, and dictation and performance of simple rhythmic patterns. Also includes sight singing of simple melodies, identifying major and minor key signatures and scales, singing of major and minor scales, and intervals. Also includes aural identification of individual pitches within major scales, and listening to short melodic figures and playing them back on keyboards.
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Recommendation: Students considering music as a major are encouraged to take MUS 052 and 102 concurrently.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS055 Introduction to Piano I (Non Major) Credit Hours: 2.00
Basic principles and techniques of piano playing in a group situation. Includes study of major/minor scales and key signatures, chords, repertory pieces, technique and finger strength, and learning and practice methods. Also includes transposition of simple compositions, sight reading, and harmonizations of melodies.
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Information: Designed for non-music majors.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS100 Guitar I Credit Hours: 2.00
Development of the principles of guitar playing with emphasis on a variety of styles and guitar repertoire. Includes parts of the guitar, music symbols, tuning, playing position, right and left hand techniques, notes on the first through third strings, notes on the fourth string, thumb technique, chord strumming, and right-hand arpeggio patterns. Also includes notes on the fifth and sixth strings, sharps and flats, twelve (12) bar blues, right hand chord technique, and open position chords.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS101 Guitar II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 100. Includes more detailed development of guitar skills, musicianship, sight-reading, repertoire development, ensemble playing, and improvisation.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 100.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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MUS102 Music Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to fundamentals of music designed to develop basic literacy in music. Includes definitions, notation, rhythm and meter, intervals, scales and transposition, key signatures, and triads. Also includes specific size of intervals, chords and harmony, simple forms, and analyzing music.
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Recommendation: Students considering music as a major are encouraged to concurrently enroll in MUS 052 and 102.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS103 Music Theory Review Credit Hours: 1.00
Intensive review of music fundamentals. Includes clefs and basic pitch notation, scales, key signatures, intervals, and triads.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS105 Introduction to Piano (Non Major) Credit Hours: 2.00
Basic principles and techniques of piano playing in a group situation. Includes study of major/minor scales and key signatures, chords, repertoire pieces, technique and finger strength, and learning and practice methods. Also includes transposition of simple compositions, sight reading, harmonizations of melodies, basic historical perspective, and evolution of keyboard instruments.
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Information: Designed for non-music majors.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS108 Pima Jazz Band Credit Hours: 2.00
Rehearsal and performance of many styles of music in the jazz idiom. Includes progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature.
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Information: Students chosen by audition.
Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of twenty credit hours, but a maximum of three credits will apply toward the AGEC.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS111 Exploring Music through Piano Credit Hours: 3.00
Keyboard application skills and music fundamentals. Includes keyboard orientation, tonality, piano proficiency, musical structure, musical texture, and style. Also includes global topics of arts in education and society and historical/stylistic trends through the evolution of keyboard instruments and composition.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS116 Pima Community College Orchestra Credit Hours: 2.00
Progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of orchestra literature. Includes participation in regular rehearsals and performances.
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Information: Students chosen by audition.
Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of twenty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS120 Concert Band Credit Hours: 3.00
Progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature. Includes participation in regular rehearsals and performances.
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Information: Students chosen by audition.
Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of thirty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS125 Structure of Music I Credit Hours: 3.00
Review of music fundamentals. Includes form and analysis, non-harmonic tones and harmonic analysis, simple keyboard-style harmony, figured bass, chord functions, voicing chords, voice leading, part-writing, and seventh chords. Also includes cadences, chords in second inversion, harmonic progression, secondary dominants, and chorale harmonizations.
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Information: Required for all other music structure courses. Students who are music majors take MUS 125 and 127 concurrently. Music majors must also concurrently enroll in the appropriate level of studio instruction course. Consult a full time music faculty member for additional information.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS126 Structure of Music II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of MUS 125. Includes chromatic harmony and melody, secondary dominants and modulation, seventh and ninth chords, neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic relations. Also includes chromatic mediants and modulation, harmonic sequence, borrowed chords, and technical vocabulary.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 129
Offered: Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS127 Aural Perception I Credit Hours: 2.00
Development of aural techniques. Includes rhythmic dictation, intervallic recognition, sight singing, and clapping and counting of rhythms.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 125
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS129 Aural Perception II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 127. Includes aural approaches to diatonic harmony, melody, advanced rhythmic structures, advanced applications for rhythmic dictation, intervallic recognition, and general listening techniques.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 126
Offered: Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS130 Chorale (SATB) Credit Hours: 3.00
Selected group of mixed voices for interpretation of a wide variety of styles of music in concerts throughout the academic year. Includes progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature.
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Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of thirty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS131 College Singers (SATB) Credit Hours: 3.00
Small chorale ensemble. Includes repertory and performance throughout the academic year with the best literature from all styles and periods. Also includes progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature.
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Information: Students chosen by audition.
Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of thirty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS136 Voice Class I Credit Hours: 2.00
Practical training in basic skills and singing without specialization. Includes techniques, group singing, individual practice, and individual performance.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS141 Piano Class I (Majors) Credit Hours: 2.00
Beginning instruction employing group and individual techniques in an electronic lab situation. Includes scales, chords, repertoire, technique, practice habits, transposition of single-line melodies, and sight-reading.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS142 Piano Class II (Majors) Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 141. Incorporates intermediate piano instruction utilizing group and individual practice with electronic pianos. Includes scales, chords, harmonization of major and minor melodies with different accompaniment patterns, and transposition of short major and minor pieces. Also includes repertoire, continued technique and practice habits, and sight reading.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 141.
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Offered: Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS143 Piano Class III (Majors) Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 142. Incorporates intermediate piano instruction utilizing group and individual practice with electronic pianos. Includes scales, chords, arpeggios, harmonizations of major and minor pieces, transposition of pieces, repertoire pieces, technique and practice habits, sight reading, and score reading.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 142.
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Offered: Fall.
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MUS144 Piano Class IV (Majors) Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 143. Incorporates advanced piano instruction utilizing group and individual practice with electronic pianos. Includes scales, arpeggios, learning methods, technique building exercises, memory method, and advanced methods of practicing.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 143.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS148 Musical Theater Workshop Credit Hours: 2.00
Movement and singing to enhance projection and communication capabilities in musical theater. Includes exercise in stage movement, staging and memorization of scenes, performance and musical theater, and reevaluation and practice.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Students chosen by audition.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS149 Opera Workshop Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the techniques of opera. Includes exercise in stage movement, musical preparation, staging and memorization of scenes, performance of opera, and reevaluation and practice.
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Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Student chosen by audition.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS151 Exploring Music Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to various historical musical styles. Includes elements of music, musical instruments, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque era, classics, and the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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MUS154 Jazz Improvisation Credit Hours: 2.00
Study of jazz improvisation on various instruments. Includes rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic aspects of jazz styles. Also includes an emphasis on progressive development of musical skills through interpretation of literature.
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Information: Students chosen by audition.
Information: May be taken ten times for a maximum of twenty credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS155 Introduction to Electronic Music I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to producing music with Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) configurations and WAV sounds. Includes concepts in acoustics and music synthesis, use of hardware and software, music notation software, music sequencing software, and documentation of projects. Also includes computers, printers, and keyboard controller.
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Recommendation: Ability to read music before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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MUS156 Introduction to Electronic Music II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of MUS 155. Includes song data entry from computer synthesizer keyboards, editor/library, and percussion writing.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 155.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS157 Music Industry I: Marketing, Merchandising and the Law Credit Hours: 3.00
Operation, scope, and career opportunities in the music business. Includes music in the marketplace, professional songwriting and music composition, music copyright and publishing, business affairs in the music industry, and application of information.
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Offered: Fall.
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MUS158 Music Industry II: Music in Recording and Mass Media Credit Hours: 3.00
Operation, scope, and career opportunities in the music business. Includes focus on the record industry, environmental music, uses of music in radio, telecommunications and film, and career options.
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Offered: Spring.
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MUS160 Popular Music in America Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the history of popular music culture in America through current trends in today's society. Includes background of music, sources of music, birth of music, syncopated song and dance, jazz, crooners and jazz singers, musical theater, country music, Latin music traditions, and roots of rock and roll. Also includes impact of technology, motown and soul, rock in the seventies, and modern trends.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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MUS201 History and Literature of Music I Credit Hours: 3.00
Music history and literature from the ancient Greeks through the Baroque. Includes emphasis on specific works and composers as representative of the evolution of Western music.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 125 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Fall.
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MUS202 History and Literature of Music II Credit Hours: 3.00
Music history and literature from Bach to the present. Includes emphasis on specific works and composers as representative of the evolution of Western music.
Prerequisite(s): MUS 125 or concurrent enrollment.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS223 Structure of Music III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of MUS 126. Includes the nature of polyphony, writing simple melodic lines, basic contrapuntal technique, first species, fugue, theme and variations, binary form, rounded binary form, rondo, sonata forms, and concerto form.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 224
Offered: Fall.
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MUS224 Aural Perception III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 129. Includes scales, intervallic recognition, melodic dictation of melodies, chord type identification, rhythmic dictation and performing notated rhythms, syncopated rhythms, and sight singing melodies. Also includes motives and motivic development, themes and thematic development, and conducting while performing various rhythms and melodies.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 223
Offered: Fall.
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MUS226 Structure of Music IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of MUS 223. Includes extended chromaticism, aspects of form, influence of musical nationalism, compositional techniques and technical vocabulary, and late romantic and early 20th century tonal music.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 228
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS228 Aural Perception IV Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of MUS 224. Includes scales and modes, intervallic recognition, melodic dictation, chord type identification, chord progressions, modulation types rhythmic dictation, and syncopated rhythms, cross-rhythms, hemiola, and asymmetrical meter. Also includes sight singing melodies, motives and motivic development, themes and thematic development, and conducting while performing various rhythms and melodies.
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Course Corequisites: MUS 226
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
MUS257 Music Recording and Production Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the recording and production of music. Includes the elements of sound, the mixing board, hard drive recorder, microphone types and applications, recording strategies and room use, lab software for editing, mixing and re-recording, and creating a final project.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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