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Music Performance Courses

CLASSICAL GUITAR CLASS (2 credits)
This is a combined section class with undergraduate and graduate students
(Tuesday/Thursday, 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
GTAR 5175-001 — 16644 (undergrad)
GTAR 6075-001 — 16665 (graduate)
Breath of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Applied course in basic guitar skills. Emphasis on playing classical and folk styles. Review of current published methods and materials. Open to non-CCM students. Course repeats each semester. Students provide their own nylon string guitars.
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GROUP PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS I (3 credits)
PIAN 1001-001 — 20563
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-002 — 20564
(Tuesday/Thursday, 9:05-10 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-003 — 20565
(Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10-11:05 a.m.)
PIAN 1001-004 — 20566
(Tuesday/Thursday, 1:25-2:20 p.m.)
PIAN 1001-005 — 20567
(Tuesday/Thursday, 12:20-1:15 p.m.)
Breath of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Designed for those with little or no piano experience; teaches the fundamentals of reading music, playing by ear, using chord charts and improving finger flexibility.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS (3 credits)
FAM 2014-001 —21733
(Tuesday/Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

This course will explore the potentials of laptop computers for music making. Various technical topics, including analog v. digital sound, audio software, effects, gear, MIDI and audio programming languages will be surveyed. In addition, a survey of the history of computer music will be conducted by way of an investigation into seminal readings and recordings. Both of these inquiries will provide participants with the technical and analytical skills to utilize their laptops to creative ends. Participants will also be expected to work in small groups on creative projects.
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JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE (3 credits)
FAM 2023-001 — 21735
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, KI Knowledge Integration

In this course, you will play, record, and make music with online instruments. There are three units, and each unit includes a distinctive music making session; Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2), and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3 In the Unit 1, you will individually study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments, and recording the music that you played through the exercises. In the Midterm Exam, you will be asked to answer the basic knowledge that you have learned so far. In the Unit 2 and 3, you will form your laptop band with your online classmates to play and record music together. In the Unit 2, you will collaborate with 1~2 classmate(s) to complete the assignment together. In the Unit 3, you will collaborate with 2~4 classmates to create your own band under your instruction to direct your band members, and play for your band member's music under their respective directions. In the Final Exam, you will be asked to answer all the materials that you have learned.
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LIVE AT CCM (2-3 credits)
FAM 1060-001 — 21722 (TBA)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: FA Fine Arts, CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, KI Knowledge Integration

Through this course, students will have the opportunity to experience concerts at CCM in a directed environment. Learn about a broad range of music and style through exposure to a wide variety of instrumental ensembles. Attend orchestral, wind ensemble, choral, jazz and contemporary music programs and more with the chance to discuss and write about them through interaction with knowledgeable graduate assistants and the directors of the respective ensembles themselves.
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VOICE CLASS (1-2 credits)
VOIC 1075-001 — 21537
(Thursday, 2-2:55 p.m.)
VOIC 1075-002 — 21538
(Tuesday, 4-4:55 p.m.)
Breadth of Knowledge Areas: CM Effective Communication, CT Critical Thinking, FA Fine Arts

Voice Class is intended to impart the rudiments of classical vocal technique. Topics addressed include breathing for singing, phonation, anatomy of the breathing process, anatomy of the larynx, posture, vowel formation and characteristics of consonant sounds. The class will culminate in the student performing a song in English.

 

Registration Info

UC students can register online at webapps2.uc.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.