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2018 SUMMER SESSION COURSE OFFERINGS

 

    

 

 

Session A   --   June 25-August 3, 2018                                 

Music 3. Preparatory Music Theory:  Units--4  Beginning ourse in music fundamentals, including musicianship, theory, and terminology. Letter grading.

Music 7Understanding Movie Music:  Units--4  Musical experience helpful, but not required. Brief historical survey of film   music, with strong emphasis on recent development: Japanese animation, advertising, and MTV, as well as computer tools and digital scoring methods. Designed to inspire and inform those interested in movie music. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 15The Art of Listening.  Units--5  Acquisition of listening skills through direct interaction with live     performance, performers, and composers. Relationship of listening to theoretical, analytical, historical, and cultural frameworks. Music as aesthetic experience and cultural practice. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80A, Section 1.   Beginning Keyboard. Units--4  Simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80B, Section 1  Intermediate keyboard.  Units--4 Requisite: course 80A. Review of basic keyboard concepts, with focus on developing comprehensive keyboard musicianship ranging from music theory, sight-reading, composing, improvising, analysis of form, study of musical terms and notations, chords, scales, cadences, transposing, and ear training. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80 E, Section 1  Sight singing and EarTraining.  Units--4.  A course for students of all ages and genres who specifically want to improve their ability to sing by ear and/or read vocal music. Letter grade only; no prerequisites.

Music 80F, Sectios 1 and 2   Beginning Guitar. Units--4   Introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, and arranging for guitar; coverage of note reading and tablature. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80V, Section 1   Vocal Technique for Beginners.   Units--4   Voice instruction for singers at beginning to intermediate level. Exploration of fundamentals of vocal technique, including overview of basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction, and interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire used as vehicle for understanding these concepts. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music C90Q  Piano/keyboard Accompanying. Units--2.  Collaboration with large ensembles, instrumentalists, and/or vocalists in role of accompanists. Performance includes, but is not limited to, lessons, rehearsals, special studio performance projects, master classes, concerts, auditions, juries, and recitals. May be repeated for maximum of 12 units. Concurrently scheduled with course C484. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 188, Section 1  Special Courses in MusicMusic Therapy Units--4.  Exploration of young but quickly growing profession of music therapy in health care industry.  Students gain comprehensive understanding of music therapy, what it takes to become board-certified music therapist, and standards of practice and research.  P/NP or letter grading
 

Music 188, Section 3Special Courses in Music:  From Fingerpickers to Metalheads: How Guitar Conquered the Word.  Units--4.  Study takes closer look at thow guitar has become the most popular instrument in the world. Focuses on examination of characteristics of selected popular guitar styles.   Questions addressed include what makes guitar so appealing and versatile, and what differences and similarities are between each style and how they can be distinguished.  P/NP or letter grading.
 

Music 188, Section 5  Special Courses in Music: Hollywood Bowl Concerts and Summer Lecture Series.  Units--4.  Students learn about the music of two composers; then attend Hollywood Bowl concerts of music by these composers.  They have the non-mandatory option of attending those concerts together as a class.  Topics covered:  the historical context of each piece as well as the background of the composer's life, understanding the form and structure of the music, and the basic harmonic background of the styles.  P/NP or letter grading.

Session C   --   August 6-September 14, 2018

 

Music 80A, Sections 2 and 3.  Beginning Keyboard. Units--4  Simple keyboard skills together with basic aspects of music theory and its practical application to keyboard: sight-reading, tonality, chords, scales, cadences, simple compositions, and improvisations. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80F, Section 3.  Beginning Guitar. Units--4   Introduction to guitar techniques, accompanying, and arranging for guitar; coverage of note reading and tablature. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 80V, sections 3 and 4.   Vocal Technique for Beginners.   Units--4.  Voice instruction for singers at beginning to intermediate level. Exploration of fundamentals of vocal technique, including overview of basics of proper breath control, resonance, care of voice, diction, and interpretation. Beginning vocal repertoire used as vehicle for understanding these concepts. May be repeated for credit without limitation. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

Music 188, Section 2.  Special Courses in Music: Anatomy of Popular Song. Units--4.  Writing songs is as natural as breathing, and one doesn't have to be professional musician to be good at it. Perhaps that is why so many do it, even if just as hobby. Exploration of craft skills that go into creating effective popular song. Discussion of lyrics and how not to fight with them, even good ones. How to create memorable melodies, emotionally compelling chord progressions, strong bass lines, and professional sounding arrangements with state-of-art software. Students who can read some music, and know basic music theory and musicianship, can tune up and further refine these skills. Study also suitable for those who do it mainly by ear (many great songwriters never learned to read and write music). Designed for those who love to write songs or would love to learn how.  P/NP or letter grading.

Music 188, Section 4.  Special Courses in Music: Music in Media: Film, Video Games, Virtual Reality, and Future.  Units--4.  Study designed to analyze and bring awareness of music phenomena in different entertainment media. Departing from examples of film and television as theoretical framework, focus on evolution of music in different media since its beginning in film until today. Emphasis on ramifications offered by new technologies, such as video games, virtual reality (VR), and other immersive experiences.  P/NP or letter grading.