Course Catalog : Subject Area




Music Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
MUS 101 Basic Musicianship I
(3 credits) Provides exercises leading to knowledge and skill in the rudiments of music. Includes rhythmic notation as well as scales, keys, and intervals along with exercises in sight reading and ear training. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MUS 111 Music Theory I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): MUS 101 or instructor consent. 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.
MUS 112 Music Theory II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): MUS 111 or instructor consent. 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. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated by the placement and diagnostics test or equivalent. 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. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MUS 122 Music Appreciation II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated by the placement and diagnostics test or equivalent. 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. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MUS 136 Applied Music-Voice
(1-2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Teaches singing, proper breath control, diction, and development of tone. Studies the standard vocal repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. One or two half-hour lessons per week. Four to eight hours practice required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
MUS 137 Chorus Ensemble
(2 credits) Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Lab 4 hours per week.
MUS 141 Class Piano I
(2 credits) Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Part I of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
MUS 142 Class Piano II
(2 credits) Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Part II of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
MUS 145 Applied Music-Keyboard
(1-2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Teaches piano, organ, harpsichord, or synthesizer. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
MUS 148 Orchestra Ensemble
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): Divisional Approval. Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
MUS 149 Band Ensemble
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
MUS 155 Applied Music-Woodwins
(1-2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Teaches fundamentals of the woodwind instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional permission. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
MUS 163 Guitar Theory and Practice I
(3 credits) Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
MUS 164 Guitar Theory and Practice II
(3 credits) Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part II of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
MUS 165 Applied Music-Strings
(1-2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Teaches fundamentals of string instruments, harp, or guitar. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
MUS 175 Applied Music-Brass
(1-2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Division Approval. Teaches fundamentals of brass instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.
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