MUP 105 (1)

Voice Class I 

Fundamentals of singing. Three lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 107 (1)

Guitar I 

Beginning instruction on guitar including open position scales, arpeggio studies, chord forms, rhythm accompaniment, and the fundamentals of music theory, note-reading studies, and picking techniques. Instruction in and exploration of basic classical and flamenco, folk, country, blues, and rock styles of playing. No guitars provided. One lecture; one lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 108 (2)

Guitar II 

Second level instruction on guitar including moveable position scales and arpeggios, moveable chord form, melodic rhythm accompaniment, music theory, all major keys, reading music and notation, picking variations. Instruction in and exploration of more complex music styles in classical and flamenco, folk, country, blues, and rock. Prerequisite: MUP 107 or consent of instructor (audition). One lecture; two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 110 (1)

Woodwind Ensemble 

Rehearsal and public performance of standard ensemble literature for woodwind instruments. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 113 (1) 

Jazz Ensemble 

Performance group focusing on jazz from 1900 to the present. The works performed will depend on the available instrumentation of the group and the choice of the instructor. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 117 (2)

Community Orchestra 

Rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature. Two lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 120 (1)

String Ensemble 

Rehearsal and public performance of standard ensemble literature for string instruments. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 121 (2)

College Choir 

Performance group with participation based on auditions with the director. Attendance at all rehearsals and participation in all public performances is required. Two lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 128 (1)

Jazz Improvisation I 

Basic jazz scales, chords, and rhythms, and jazz pieces exemplifying these basics. Two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 199 (0.5–6)

Music Performance Workshop 

Designed to provide workshop courses based on student and faculty interest in pursuing or presenting an original topic. Workshops may be developed to enhance existing curriculum or to give students experience that is not covered by existing curriculum. One-half to six variable credit hours.

 

MUP 207 (2)

Guitar III 

Third level of instruction on guitar. Emphasis on playing techniques which combine scales, arpeggios, chords, rhythm and lead guitar patterns; control over rhythm patterns including triplet and sixteenth note exercises, syncopation, and constant base coordination. More intricate techniques applied to classical and flamenco, folk, country, blues, and rock styles of music. No guitars provided. Prerequisite: MUP 108 or consent of instructor (audition). One lecture; two lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 209 (2)

Blues Guitar

Introduction to a variety of blues guitar styles and techniques. Course will include blues rhythm and lead guitar techniques, finger picking and beginning slide guitar. Delta, Texas, Chicago styles, and others will be covered. No guitars provided. Prerequisite: MUP 108 or consent of instructor (audition). Two lecture; one lab. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

MUP 298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.

 

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