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Herb Alpert Music Center

The Music Library at the Herb Alpert Music Center

Fall 2020 Courses

Registration is open now for Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings. Contact instructors for detailed information. View the complete list of Open Courses.

New students: Apply for enrollment at lacitycollege.edu/Apply-Register

Current students: Register now at mycollege.laccd.edu

  • Music 161: Introduction to Music Technology 
Music 270: DJ Workshop

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Music Technology

    Music 161: Introduction to Music Technology - Learn to record, program, and arrange music using computers and industry standard digital audio software. // Music 270: DJ Workshop - An introduction to the history of the modern DJ and the use of DJ equipment, turntables, synthesizers, computers, and recording equipment in the making of music.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings
Music 400: Voice Fundamentals 
Music 401-404: Classical Voice I-IV
Music 431-434: Commercial Voice I-IV

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Voice

    Music 400: Voice Fundamentals - Learn the fundamentals of singing. // Music 401-404: Classical Voice I-IV - Learn the fundamentals of classical singing using vocal exercises, simple arias and art songs. // Music 431-434: Commercial Voice I-IV - Learn the fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and songs selected from the commercial song literature.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 650: Beginning Guitar
Music 661-663: Commercial Guitar I-III

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Guitar

    Music 650: Beginning Guitar - Learn basic positioning of body and hands, music notation and reading, finger picking, and chord accompaniment. // Music 661-663: Commercial Guitar I-III - Learn popular and jazz guitar techniques while exploring topics such as chords, scales, blues, and swing patterns.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 205 and 206: Commercial Harmony I & II

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Commercial Harmony

    Music 205 and 206: Commercial Harmony I and II - Learn harmonic chord progressions used in popular music including rock, jazz, Latin, funk and fusion, among others.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 116: Survey and History of Rock, Pop & Soul Music
Music 135: African-American Music

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Music History & Appreciation

    Music 116: Survey and History of Rock, Pop & Soul - Introduction to rock, pop, and soul music styles covering their origins, stylistic development and cultural impact. // Music 135: African-American Music - A study of African and African‑American music and their influence on folk, spirituals, gospels, concert music, opera, ballet, blues, and jazz underscoring styles.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 251-1/2/3/4: Jazz Improvisation Workshop I-IV
Music 782: Jazz Combos

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Jazz

    Music 251-1/2/3/4: Jazz Improvisation Workshop I-IV - Learn to improvise and performs standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. // Music 782: Jazz Combos - Perform and arrange repertoire for small jazz ensembles.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 531: Philharmonic Choir
Music 705: Chamber Music
Music 783-1: Pop Music Workshop I

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Ensembles

    Music 531: Philharmonic Choir - Prepare, rehearse, and perform selected musical works for a large intermediate choir // Music 705: Chamber Music - Prepare, rehearse, and perform selected musical works for chamber ensemble. // Music 783-1: Pop Music Workshop I - Rehearse and perform pop songs, folk, rock, and/or Broadway musical songs in a variety of small combo settings.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 311-314: Piano I-IV
Music 361-1/2/3/4: Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop I-IV

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Piano

    Music 311-314: Piano I-IV - Learn basic piano skills with an emphasis on learning to read music, play finger‑patterns, scales, chords, and beginning pieces, all the way up to advanced technique. // Music 361-1/2/3/4: Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop I-IV - Apply the technique and harmony of jazz and other popular music styles to the keyboard skills learned in Piano I-IV.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 161: Introduction to Music Technology
Music 270: DJ Workshop

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Music Technology

    Music 161: Introduction to Music Technology - Learn to record, program, and arrange music using computers and industry standard digital audio software. // Music 270: DJ Workshop - An introduction to the history of the modern DJ and the use of DJ equipment, turntables, synthesizers, computers, and recording equipment in the making of music.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 400: Voice Fundamentals
Music 401-404: Classical Voice I-IV
Music 431-434: Commercial Voice I-IV

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Voice

    Music 400: Voice Fundamentals - Learn the fundamentals of singing. // Music 401-404: Classical Voice I-IV - Learn the fundamentals of classical singing using vocal exercises, simple arias and art songs. // Music 431-434: Commercial Voice I-IV - Learn the fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and songs selected from the commercial song literature.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 650: Beginning Guitar
Music 661-663: Commercial Guitar I-III

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Guitar

    Music 650: Beginning Guitar - Learn basic positioning of body and hands, music notation and reading, finger picking, and chord accompaniment. // Music 661-663: Commercial Guitar I-III - Learn popular and jazz guitar techniques while exploring topics such as chords, scales, blues, and swing patterns.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 205: Commercial Harmony I
Music 206: Commercial Harmony II

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Commercial Harmony

    Music 205 and 206: Commercial Harmony I and II - Learn harmonic chord progressions used in popular music including rock, jazz, Latin, funk and fusion, among others.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 135: African-American Music
Music 116: Survey & History of Rock, Pop and Soul Music

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.

    Music 116: Survey and History of Rock, Pop & Soul - Introduction to rock, pop, and soul music styles covering their origins, stylistic development and cultural impact. // Music 135: African-American Music - A study of African and African‑American music and their influence on folk, spirituals, gospels, concert music, opera, ballet, blues, and jazz underscoring styles.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 251-1/2/3/4: Jazz Improvisation Workshop I-IV
Music 782: Jazz Combos

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Jazz

    Music 251-1/2/3/4: Jazz Improvisation Workshop I-IV - Learn to improvise and performs standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. // Music 782: Jazz Combos - Perform and arrange repertoire for small jazz ensembles.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 531: Philharmonic Choir 
Music 705: Chamber Music
Music 783-1: Pop Music Workshop I

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Ensembles

    Music 531: Philharmonic Choir - Prepare, rehearse, and perform selected musical works for a large intermediate choir // Music 705: Chamber Music - Prepare, rehearse, and perform selected musical works for chamber ensemble. // Music 783-1: Pop Music Workshop I - Rehearse and perform pop songs, folk, rock, and/or Broadway musical songs in a variety of small combo settings.

  • Fall 2020 Course Offerings:

Music 311-314: Piano I-IV
Music 361-1/2/3/4: Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop I-IV

Fall 2020 courses will be 100% online with virtual meetings.
    Piano

    Music 311-314: Piano I-IV - Learn basic piano skills with an emphasis on learning to read music, play finger‑patterns, scales, chords, and beginning pieces, all the way up to advanced technique. // Music 361-1/2/3/4: Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop I-IV - Apply the technique and harmony of jazz and other popular music styles to the keyboard skills learned in Piano I-IV.

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