2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 297

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D–CourseDescriptions
MUSIC
MusicFundamentals
MUS 101
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Notation, terminology, intervals, scales and chords. Designed to furnish a foundation formusicianship andmusic theory.
Vocal Techniques
MUS 105
2.00
Prerequisite: None
Fundamentals of tone production, breath control, and practical techniques involved in reading and interpreting songs.May be repeated for
amaximum of 4 credits.
Guitar Class I
MUS 107
2.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is geared toward the beginning level guitarist.Topicswill include chording, music reading,melody playing, right hand
technique and style.
Guitar Class II
MUS 108
2.00
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Guitar I (MUS107) 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 andmelodies, readingmusic and guitar technique.
PianoClass I
MUS 111
2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Beginning piano class.Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through early intermediate levels. No previousmusical
training required.
PianoClass II
MUS 112R
2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: MUS 111.
Continuation of beginning piano class.Music reading and keyboard techniques from early intermediate through intermediate levels.
FundamentalsofMusicComposition I
MUS 113
2.00
Prerequisite: MUS 203 or instructor approval.
Techniques and principles ofmusic composition. Each levelmay be repeated to amaximum of four credits.
MusicAppreciation
MUS 121
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Historical and cultural background ofmusic.Ageneral course inmusic appreciation open to all students. Representativeworks presented
and analyzed. Satisfies theUNRFineArts core curriculum.
Surveyof Jazz
MUS 122
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Survey of Jazz is an introduction to the historical evolution of jazzmusic from its roots in the blues and ragtime to contemporary
eclecticism. Therewill be extensive listening and discussion in class aswell as assigned listening and reading. This class satisfiesUNR
FineArtsCoreCurriculum.
Historyof RockMusic
MUS 125
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Survey ofRockmusic from its origins inBlues throughContemporaryRock styles. Examples of various styleswill be analyzed.
Introduction toMusicLiterature
MUS 131
3.00
Prerequisite: None
The purpose ofMUS 131 is to introduce the student to deep aspects ofmusical experience andmusical history in a formalmanner through
listening, score reading and study, and lectures.
Introduction toMidi SequencersandSynthesizers
MUS 166
2.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is geared toward the beginning and intermediate level electronicmusician. The course is an introduction to digitalmusic
synthesis, sampling and sequencing. Keyboard experience is useful but not required.
MusicTheory I
MUS 203
3.00
Prerequisite: None
The study of basicmaterials ofmusic including rhythm, pitch, and harmony. This class includes aural, sight-singing, and basic keyboard
recognition components. Knowledge ofmusic fundamentals is necessary for entrance into this class.
MusicTheory II
MUS 204
3.00
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 203.
Acontinuation ofMUS203. Beginning harmony and review of exotic scales andmodes. Principles of voice leading between triads and
seventh chords, chord progressions, and the analysis of common practicemusic.
MusicTheory III
MUS 207E
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Amore in-depth study of the counterpoint and traditional harmonic practices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries throughwriting,
analysis, and aural perception.

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