Fullerton College

Music Division

Music Classes

Music Theory and Composition

2013-2014 Catalog

MUS 100 F - Music Laboratory (1 to 2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.Open Entry/Open Exit.
54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours beyond the music requirementsthat the student spends progressing in the Computer Lab, listeningin the Music Library or practicing in the Practice Room Suite 1114, oneunit of credit will be granted. All hours must be verified by computer signin. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 101 F - Music Fundamentals (3 Units)
54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed as the entry-level musictheory for non-music majors and includes basic music terminology, rhythmand pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals, and triads. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 102 F - Music Reading (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed forthe student whose music reading skills are non-existent or very limited.Emphasis is upon learning by tapping rhythmic patterns and singingmelodic materials, but includes enough of basic rhythm and pitch notation,intervals, scales, and meter by key signatures to make this possible.Open to all students but should be of special interest to prospective musicmajors, church choir members, and others who want to develop skills inmusic reading. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 103 F - Beginning Musicianship (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 104 AF)Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 107 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This is the first course in ear-training, sightsinging, and musicianship skills for the music major. It includes developingmelodic and rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic,and rhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 104 F - Intermediate Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 103 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 103 F.It includes the development, at increasingly more difficult levels, melodicand rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic, andrhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 106 F - Introduction to Music Theory (3 Units)
Advisory: MUS 135 AF.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed asthe entry-level music theory class for music major, this course includesbasic music terminology, rhythm and pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals,and triads. Keyboard and aural skills will also be introduced, along with aconcise outline of the major style periods of music history. The ability toread music is strongly recommended and desirable. This course providesessential background for more advanced courses in music theory. (CSU)(UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 107 F - Harmony I (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 107 AF). Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 103 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
54 hours lecture per term. This is the second course in music theory formusic majors and includes four-part writing, cadences, 7th chords, chordinversions, figured bass symbols, tonality, phrases, periods, non-harmonictones, harmonic progressions, and introduction to secondary dominants.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 109 F - Harmony II (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 107 BF). Prerequisite: MUS 107 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
54 hours lecture per term. This course follows MUS 107 F in the musictheory sequence. It includes altered non-harmonic tones, and secondarydominants, modulation to closely and distantly related keys, modallyborrowed chords, augmented sixth chords, the Neapolitan sixth, andaltered dominants. Additional topics will include phrase, form, andadvanced chords. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 203 F - Counterpoint (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 204 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F with a grade of “C” or better.
54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces the contrapuntal styleof 17th and 18th century counterpoint including application to the 20thcentury. This class explores, through analysis and writing, free counterpoint,technique of canonic writing, two-part invention, and three-partfugue. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 204 F - Advanced Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 203 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 104 F. Itincludes the development of, at increasingly more difficult levels, melodicand rhythmic sight singing, along with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmicdictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 205 F - Pop/Commercial Music Theory (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 206 F with a grade of “C” or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This advanced music theory class providesan intensive study of harmonic material as used in popular music andjazz. This course includes the study of chord progressions, substitutions,harmonic alterations and musical form. Special attention is paid to greatAmerican composers such as Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUS 206 F - Pop/Commercial Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 205 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours of lecture per semester. This course is designed to enhance thestudent’s aural skills through several different approaches to pop, jazz andcommercial music. The course includes drills and exercises in three areas:singing of jazz-related scales and arpeggios, basic conducting skills andthe transcription of pop harmony centered upon the music of the Beatles.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 207 F - Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 205 F with a grade of “C” or better.
72 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an analysis ofcontemporary and traditional songs and study of techniques of scoringfor various combinations of voices and instruments. Emphasis of usingmodern orchestration and scoring projects to be performed and recordedfor class members. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 208 F - Music Copying and Notation Software (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better
36 hours lecture per term. This is a vocational, career-oriented coursethat covers the preparation of professional-quality manuscripts, vocalscores, and instrumental scores as well as transposition of instrumentsand copying from full instrumental scores. This course is open to all musicmajors, music teachers, or performers. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

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