MUSC 101 Introduction to Music (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a chronological survey of Western European and American music from 600 AD to the present. The primary emphasis is on developing listening skills through a better understanding of the cultural background and the progressive development of musical styles, musical ideas, musical language, and musical structures. Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH.

MUSC 110 Fundamentals of Music I (Cr3) (3:0)
The basic elements of music; exercises dealing with writing and interpreting various musical symbols, as well as constructing scales, intervals, and triads; training in the skills of basic musicianship: ear training, diction, and an introduction to composition.

MUSC 130 Chorus (Cr1) (0:2.5)
Study and performance of representative choral literature. May be taken four (4) times for credit.

MUSC 141 Applied Music I (Cr1) (1:0:5)
Private instrumental or vocal music lessons arranged with a private music teacher through the Northampton Community College faculty Applied Music advisor. The faculty advisor will assist the student in finding an appropriate teacher when necessary. The student will need to complete a minimum of one lesson per week with the private teacher and five practice hours per week during the semester. The student will pay Northampton Community College for the credit and pay the private teacher for the lessons at that teacher's rate.

MUSC 152 Introduction to Piano (Cr2) (1:2)
This course is for the student who has no or very little experience and desires to begin learning how to play the piano. It is designed to develop basic keyboard and musicianship skills including technique, sight-reading, harmonization, accompanying, music theory, and playing various piano repertoire. Prereq:- Students need access to a piano/keyboard for practice.

MUSC 162 Introduction to Guitar (Cr2) (1:2)
This class is for the student who desires to learn how to play the guitar. It is designed to develop basic and proper techniques and to provide students with experience reading musical notation and guitar tablature, and strumming chords. Students must have a guitar (acoustic or electric) for class and practice.

MUSC 191 Special Studies in Music (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

MUSC 192 Special Studies in Music (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

MUSC 193 Special Studies in Music (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

MUSC 242 Applied Music II (Cr1) (1:0:5)
Private instrumental or vocal music lessons arranged with a private music teacher through the Northampton Community College faculty Applied Music advisor. The faculty advisor will assist the student in finding an appropriate teacher when necessary. The student will need to complete a minimum of one lesson per week with the private teacher and five practice hours per week during the semester. The student will pay Northampton Community College for the credit and pay the private teacher for the lessons at that teacher's rate. Prereq. - MUSC141.

MUSC 243 Applied Music III (>Cr1) (1:0:5)
Private instrumental or vocal music lessons arranged with a private music teacher through the Northampton Community College faculty Applied Music advisor. The faculty advisor will assist the student in finding an appropriate teacher when necessary. The student will need to complete a minimum of one lesson per week with the private teacher and five practice hours per week during the semester. The student will pay Northampton Community College for the credit and pay the private teacher for the lessons at that teacher's rate. Prereq. - MUSC242.

MUSC 244 Applied Music IV (Cr1) (1:0:5)
Private instrumental or vocal music lessons arranged with a private music teacher through the Northampton Community College faculty Applied Music advisor. The faculty advisor will assist the student in finding an appropriate teacher when necessary. The student will need to complete a minimum of one lesson per week with the private teacher and five practice hours per week during the semester. The student will pay Northampton Community College for the credit and pay the private teacher for the lessons at that teacher's rate. Prereq. - MUSC243.

MUSC 253 Fundamentals of Music II (Cr3) (3:0)
Students continue their music study developing more advanced principles from Fundamentals of Music I, including the study of common tone chord progressions and modulation, advanced figured bass, non-harmonic tones, melodic harmonization, analysis of diatonic seventh and chromatic harmonies, signt-singing, ear-training, and keyboard/piano skills. Prereq.- MUSC 110 or permission of instructor.

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