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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Private Instruction: Contrabass
Course: MUP102CC

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lec + Lab   2.0 Credit(s)   1.2 Period(s)   0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: Z

Description: Private Instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature, technique and performance. Four-course sequence designed for university transfer equivalency. Instruction provided on voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, bass guitar, percussion, and harp.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate contrabass technique commensurate with proficiency level. (I)
2. Demonstrate elements of musicianship during performance. (II)
3. Perform a variety of contrabass literature commensurate with proficiency level. (III)
4. Perform selected pieces in a public form. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Contrabass technique
   A. Relaxation
   B. Hand positions
   C. Bowing
   D. Pizzicato
   E. Fingering
   F. Harmonics
   G. Double stops
   H. Scales
   I. Technical exercises
II. Musicianship
   A. Dynamics
   B. Rhythm
   C. Phrasing
   D. Interpretation
   E. Intonation
III. Contrabass literature
   A. Baroque
   C. Classical
   D. Romantic
   E. Twentieth century
IV. Performance
   A. Recital (school)
   B. Jury
   C. Community (optional)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/2017

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.