Music (MUS) at Reynolds Community College


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MUS 101 - Fundamentals of Music
Provides the ability to read and identify basic fundamentals of music notation. Teaches major and minor scales, chords and basic harmonic progressions. Covers basic ear training and keyboard exercises.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 101 Detailed Outline
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
MUS 121 - Music in Society
Explores the language of music through an introduction to basic elements, forms and styles across time. Acquaints students with composers' lives and influential creative individualities, discovering representative works and milestones in western society. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically. Reviews historical development and significance of art music within the context of evolving societal structures.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 121 Detailed Outline
MUS 122 - Music Appreciation II
Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student's awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 130 - Overview of the Recording Industry
Introduces and surveys employment opportunities in the commercial music industry. Assists students in defining their professional goals. Prerequisite divisional approval.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
MUS 179 - Music Copyright Law
Introduces the legal problems and normal conventions practiced within the commercial music industry. Provides a basic understanding of national and international music copyright laws. Prerequisite divisional approval.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
MUS 221 - History of Western Music Prior to 1750
Presents the chronology of musical styles and significant composers from Antiquity through the Pre-Classical era. Relates the development of music from a socio-historical perspective including parallel movements within the arts. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically to music. MUS 221 and 222 may transfer as the same course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 221 Detailed Outline
MUS 225 - The History of Jazz
Studies the underlying elements of jazz, concentrating on the socio-cultural and historical development from earliest stages to the present. Explores key figures and significant works instrumental in the development and evolution of jazz.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MUS 225 Detailed Outline
MUS 227 - Editing and Mixdown Techniques
Introduces the theory and practice of digital editing and mixdown techniques. Provides the skills necessary to edit, mixdown, externally reprocess, and otherwise manipulate multi-track original recordings into finished master recordings.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Enrollment in the Recording Technology Certificate program and completion of all 100 level recording certificate courses.
3 credits
MUS 227 Detailed Outline
MUS 235 - Advanced Recording Techniques
Introduces advanced digital recording techniques that lead to mix downs and digital masters for commercial CD duplication, other digital media and on-line distribution. Provides knowledge and skills in refined areas of digital multi track recording and mixdown techniques. Includes a study of the process which converts finished digital masters to compact discs and digital files suitable for retail release. Studies trouble shooting skills pertaining to digital audio workstations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MUS 140, Introduction to Recording Techniques or division approval.
3 credits
MUS 235 Detailed Outline