Maricopa Community Colleges

Official Course Description:  MCCCD Approval:  4-24-2012

MUC242  2012 Summer I - 9999

LEC  2.0 Credit(s)  2.0 Period(s)  2.0 Load  Occ

 

Music Genres and Styles

Operation and development of creative skills in the commercial music production process. Geared towards music producers and emphasizing analysis and comprehension of commercial music styles and genres, including: pop, country, rock, soul, rhythm and blues, funk, and hip-hop. Study of the thematic organization of popular musical styles.

Prerequisites: None.

 

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:

 

 

MUC242  2012 Summer I - 9999

Music Genres and Styles

 

1.         Identify contemporary styles in current music production. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

2.         Describe genres and sub-genres in current music production. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

3.         Identify trends and style influences in contemporary commercial music. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

4.         Summarize key musical works and artists in the commercial music industry in history and today. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

5.         Describe thematic conventions in commercial music styles. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

6.         Compare and contrast the different stylistic conventions in different music genres. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

7.         Establish an expanded musical language through identification of standard patterns in music genres. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)

 

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:

 

 

MUC242  2012 Summer I - 9999

Music Genres and Styles

 

I.          Pop Styles

            A.        Style characteristics of pop

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the pop music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in pop

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

II.        Country Styles

            A.        Style characteristics of country

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the country music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in country

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

III.       Rock Styles

            A.        Style characteristics of rock

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the rock music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in rock

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

IV.       Soul, Rhythm and Blues Styles

            A.        Style characteristics of soul, rhythm and blues

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the soul, rhythm and blues  music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in soul, rhythm and blues

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

            V.        Funk Styles

A.        Style characteristics of funk

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the funk music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in funk

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

VI.       Hip-Hop Styles

            A.        Style characteristics of Hip-Hop

            B.        Trends and influences in the development of the Hip-Hop music catalogue

            C.        Seminal works in Hip-Hop

            D.        Sub-genres

            E.         Listening analysis

VII.     Overview of Other Music Styles

            A.        Gospel and christian

            B.        Reggae and roots music

            C.        Dance and house

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