2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Fundamentals of tone production, breath control, and practical techniques involved in reading and interpreting songs. May be repeated for
a maximum of 4 credits.
Guitar Class I
This course is geared toward the beginning level guitarist. Topics will include chording, music reading, melody playing, right hand
technique and style.
Guitar Class II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Guitar I (MUS 107) or instructor approval.
This course is geared toward the intermediate level guitarist. Emphasis is placed on improving individual performance on the guitar and
will include playing chords and melodies, reading music and guitar technique.
Piano Class I
2.00 - 3.00
Beginning piano class. Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through early intermediate levels. No previous musical
Piano Class II
2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: MUS 111.
Continuation of beginning piano class. Music reading and keyboard techniques from early intermediate through intermediate levels.
Fundamentals of Music Composition I
Prerequisite: MUS 203 or instructor approval.
Techniques and principles of music composition. Each level may be repeated to a maximum of four credits.
Historical and cultural background of music. A general course in music appreciation open to all students. Representative works presented
and analyzed. Satisfies the UNR Fine Arts core curriculum.
Survey of Jazz
Survey of Jazz is an introduction to the historical evolution of jazz music from its roots in the blues and ragtime to contemporary
eclecticism. There will be extensive listening and discussion in class as well as assigned listening and reading. This class satisfies UNR
Fine Arts Core Curriculum.
History of Rock Music
Survey of Rock music from its origins in Blues through Contemporary Rock styles. Examples of various styles will be analyzed.
Introduction to Music Literature
The purpose of MUS 131 is to introduce the student to deep aspects of musical experience and musical history in a formal manner through
listening, score reading and study, and lectures.
Introduction to Midi Sequencers and Synthesizers
This course is geared toward the beginning and intermediate level electronic musician. The course is an introduction to digital music
synthesis, sampling and sequencing. Keyboard experience is useful but not required.
Music Theory I
The study of basic materials of music including rhythm, pitch, and harmony. This class includes aural, sight-singing, and basic keyboard
recognition components. Knowledge of music fundamentals is necessary for entrance into this class.
Music Theory II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 203.
A continuation of MUS 203. Beginning harmony and review of exotic scales and modes. Principles of voice leading between triads and
seventh chords, chord progressions, and the analysis of common practice music.
Music Theory III
A more in-depth study of the counterpoint and traditional harmonic practices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through writing,
analysis, and aural perception.
Music Theory IV
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 207E.
A study of late nineteenth-century harmonic practices and twentieth-century idioms through writing, analysis, and aural perception.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.