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Music Theory and Ear Training

All music majors must take theory and ear training early in their college careers. It is an important and necessary part of your musical growth. At FCC, our theory and ear training faculty will provide you with a thorough foundation in theory and harmony, from modal practices through twentieth century music. In Ear Training, you will learn to recognize rhythms and intervals, notate melodies and recognize chords and scales. With the skills you will develop at FCC, you will be a much better musician and you will be well-informed when you transfer to a four-year institution.

In your fourth semester, music majors also take Composition and Conducting. These two classes are fun and challenging as well as being a part of your A. A. degree requirements.

Not quite ready for the regular Music Theory courses? Look into Music Fundamentals (MUS 3), a great class for beginners or for those who need some review on the basics.

If jazz is what you are looking for, take Jazz Theory (MUS 4), which deals with chord progressions, voicings, scales and everything else a great jazz player needs to know.

Music Theory and Ear Training Courses

• Music Theory I (MUS 1A) (fall only)
• Music Theory II (MUS 1B) (spring only)
• Music Theory III (MUS 2A) (fall only)
• Music Theory IV (MUS 2B) (spring only)
• Music Fundamentals (MUS 3)
• Jazz Theory (MUS 4)
• Ear Training Level I (MUS 7A)
• Ear Training Level II (MUS 7B)
• Composition (MUS 9)
• Basic Conducting and Score Reading (MUS 18)

Note that all of the above courses are approved for transfer to both the CSU and UC systems. Please consult the college catalog for more details on the A.A. degree and transfer requirements.


Last updated: 7/23/2009 12:19:21 PM