MUSC 104: Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 4
Total Contact Hours: 162
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 126
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Prerequisite: Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Introductory study and performance of contemporary pop, rock, and jazz styles. This course will focus on the various fusions of these diverse styles - including appropriate rehearsal and performance techniques. 36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged.

Course Objectives

  • demonstrate fundamental ability to read and interpret musical styles
  • demonstrate basic understanding of musical forms and patterns
  • demonstrate basic improvisational forms and techniques
  • demonstrate and create a personal practice regimen
  • demonstrate basic improvisational forms and techniques

Major Course Content

  1. Instructional foundation exercises
  2. Ear training, pitch recognition
  3. Sight reading, rhythmic accuracy
  4. Proper breathing, tone production
  5. Psycho-acoustical performance concepts
  6. Organization of practice routines

Hours Arranged Content

  1. Scale Study
    1. Major Scales
    2. Minor Scales
    3. Diminished Scales
  2. Chord Study
    1. Major
    2. Minor
    3. Diminished
    4. Augmented
    5. Dominant
    6. Major Seventh
    7. Minor Seventh
  3. Songs
    1. Pop
    2. Rock
    3. Soul
    4. R&B
    5. Oldie's
  4. Arranging
  5. Vocals
    1. Pitch
    2. Style
    3. Rhythm

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

online resources for popular music

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will chart music for the rest of the class to perform

Examples of Outside Assignments

Study Answer questions Practice skills: Scales, Chords, Lyrics, Beats, Rhythms, Charts, Music Notation Read required materials Solve problems Write charts Observe activities related to course content Participate in activities related to course content

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab