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Music Classes at SWOCC from Antiquity to the Renaissance to the Beatles


The Beatles and Their Music (MUS 199A.01) which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 3:20 PM in Eden 1 during the fall quarter.  This class is a BRAND NEW class and will count as an elective on all of our degrees!  The course description is as follows:  “The Beatles rose to prominence in the 1960's and this course will look at how they got started, following them through the British Invasion culminating in their final public roof top concert at Abbey Road studios and their final album "Let It Be" which was released in 1970.  While looking at the drug counter-culture as only part of the myth that surrounds the Beatles, this course will also look at how their music came together both on the road and in the recording studio.  It will also examine how and why their music is still popular today, 50 years after their first number 1 hit!”

Introduction to Music and its Literature (MUS 201.01) meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 – 1:50 in Sunset 2 during the fall quarter.  This class is also listed on the Arts and Letters distribution list for all of SWOCC degrees!  The course description is as follows: “The study of musical styles and the historical context of music from Antiquity through the Renaissance. Emphasis is on the examination and subsequent appreciation of the music literature and the composers who wrote that music in these time periods.  Listening skills for music will also be developed, concentrating on the development of  a deeper understanding of music and its role in the cultural context of various historical time periods.”




Published Sep 21, 2012 (Updated Oct 2, 2012)

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