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Traditional Music

Music 101 Fundamentals of Music
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Introductory course in reading and writing music. Covers notation, keys, scales, intervals, chords. Includes experience in sight singing and ear training.

Music 200 Introduction to Music Theory
4 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Prepares the music student to qualify for Music 201 and 211 by an intensive study of the notional structure of music, of the elements of singing and ear training, integrated with the development of keyboard skills.

Music 201 Harmony I
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 200.
Corequisite: Music 211.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Placement test will test knowledge of music fundamentals, level of musicianship, and piano proficiency comparable to that attained in Music 321. Those without the appropriate skill level in music fundamentals should transfer to Music 200. Those with the necessary music fundamental skills but unable to play the piano may remain in Music 201 and 211 are strongly encouraged to enroll in Music 321. Diatonic harmony includes a study of the primary triads and dominant seventh chord in all inversions; the harmonization of figured basses and of given and original melodies; non-harmonic tones; and harmonic analysis.

Music 202 Harmony II
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 201.
Corequisite: Music 212.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Continuation of Music 201 includes: secondary triads; secondary dominants; an introduction to chromatic harmony; secondary seventh chords; secondary dominant chords; the sequence; elementary modulation; non-harmonic tones; harmonic analysis. Piano style writing is introduced.

Music 203 Harmony III ‡
3 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 202.
Corequisite: Music 213.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Continuation of Music 202 includes a further study of chromatic chords, modulation to distantly related keys. Piano-style writing is given in more complex textures; harmonic analysis of 18th to 20th century compositions; introduction to contemporary techniques of composition.

Music 211 Musicianship I
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 200.
Corequisite: Music 201.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Placement test will test knowledge of music fundamentals, level of musicianship and piano proficiency comparable to that attained in Music 321. Those without the appropriate skill level in music fundamentals should transfer to Music 200. Those with the necessary music fundamental skills but unable to play the piano may remain in Music 201 and 211 are strongly encouraged to enroll in Music 322. Correlated with the study of harmony in Music 201. Consists of review of music fundamentals; basic concepts of musical interpretation; ear training; sight-singing; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; and keyboard harmony.

Music 212 Musicianship II
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 211.
Corequisite: Music 202.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Correlated with the study of harmony in Music 202. Continuation of Music 211 presents concepts of musical interpretation; ear training; sight-singing; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; keyboard harmony; and elementary conducting.

Music 213 Musicianship III ‡
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 212.
Corequisite: Music 203.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Correlated with the study of harmony in Music 203. Continuation of Music 212 presents concepts of musical interpretation; sight reading and conducting of varied scores; advanced melodic, harmonic, rhythmic dictation; keyboard harmony.

Music 214 Musicianship IV ‡
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 211 or equivalent or higher skill level.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
A workshop designed for specialized work in all levels of musicianship, with emphasis placed upon developing and maintaining skills in singing, keyboard harmony, dictation
melodic and harmonic units;, and conducting, commensurate with those expected of the students at their individual course levels in music theory.

This is a list of all available courses. Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the Class Schedule for course availability.

All students who are enrolling in a theory class (200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213) for the first time at LAVC should make sure they enroll in the proper level of the course. Most students should enroll at an introductory level: theory (200), piano (321), current musical events (152). Those with extensive prior study may take a placement examination to qualify them for higher levels of theory, of piano, and the performance workshop (250). This examination will be given the 1st meeting of class.

The lists of required and recommended classes for the Music Major and the Commercial Music Major are also available in either the Counseling office or the Music Department. Additional repeatability for the Music classes listed below is permitted for matriculated Music major students; see department chair or course instructor: Music 190, 250, 261, 321, 322, 323, 324, 414, 453, 501, 531, 563, 604, 614, 624, 654, 701, 711, 721, 731, 751, 771, 775, and 781.

All courses which meet the Major Requirements of the educational programs listed in this catalog may be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree. All transfer courses may also be applied to the Associate Degree.

  • UC - This course is acceptable for unit credit at all branches of the University of California.
  • CSU - This course is acceptable for credit at all branches of the California State Universities and Colleges.
  • NDA - Non Degree Applicable. Some courses which are offered for college credit, but which cannot be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree are designated by the code NDA, Non Degree Applicable.
  • RPT-The repetitive nature of a course is designated by the abbreviation RPT. The symbol RPT indicates the number of times a course may be repeated for credit. Example: Spanish 8, Conversational Spanish 2 units; RPT3. This course may be taken for four semesters at two units per semester.
  • ‡ - Courses not offered every semester are indicated by the symbol ‡. Students are advised to pay careful attention to the class schedule for current enrollment information.
  • Certain courses have some class sections which are designated as Transfer Alliance Program (formerly Honors). These classes are designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer Alliance classes are indicated in this section by the symbol which appears at the end of the course title line of information.
  • Several courses will show a California Articulation Number (CAN) in parentheses after the course title information. The CAN number is a common reference number used for courses statewide to identify course content.
Prerequisites are also indicated. Students may not receive credit for a course for which they have not met the prerequisites. Since agreements concerning transferability and equivalencies may change, students are advised to check with a counselor for exact information and to seek assistance from the appropriate department chairperson when making extended plans.
 
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