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Van Decker

Van Decker

Dr. Van Decker (Known as Dr. Van)

Degrees Held:

 A.A. - Lansing Community College

B.M and M.M. - California State Un, Long Beach

Ph. D. - Un of California, San Diego

Guitarist - Jimmie Cannon's "Valley Jazz"

Pianist - "Standing Room Only"

Latest Recording - Natural Processes (Arrival Records, 2010)

Website URL: http://faculty.imperial.edu/van.decker E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:24

Music 184

 

IVC Fall 2011 Semester Syllabus Dr. Van Decker

Music 184 - Advanced Recording Techniques

A. Course Content: This course is a study in the advanced techniques of digital audio recording and how to use the advanced features of SONAR 8. The curriculum will cover: 1) professional mixing procedures 2) surround-sound mixing 3) complex signal processing, 4) video synchronization and, 5) basic CD mastering procedures.

SLOs – 1) Student will record and mix a four minute surround-sound recording with four instrumental tracks using Sonar recording software. 2) List and explain the "Ten Aspects of a Recorded Piece of Music" as described in the mixing article of the same name. 3) Give a class presentation on the different type of recording studios and their applications.

B. Required Materials:

1 Modern Recording Techniques, 7th edition; Huber & Runstein.

(Students without the book will be DROPPED!)

2. Headphones (mini or 1/4 in plug type)

3. BlankCD/MemStick for archiving rec. assignments

3. Notebook and Manuscript paper, a pencil and an eraser.

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings.

D. Computer Assignments: In the IVC Recording Studio, recording and mixing projects using SONAR 8 will be assigned.

E. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments other than with the final project. However, in order to insure that the technical information is understood, there will be quizzes after each textbook chapter covered. Note: No makeup quizzes will be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

F. Grading

Recording Assignments 20%

Textbook Quizzes 20%

Final Exam 20%

Final CD Project 20%

Class Participation 20% (presentations & attendance)

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TR: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 to 2:15 pm

BY APPOINTMENT Hours: TBA ______________________

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Profanity & Recording. Please note that there will be NO recording of songs with lyrics containing profanity or Satanic themes. If a student is caught recording or listening to such music in class he or she will be dropped and all recording files will be deleted. No exceptions!

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:23

Music 175

 

IVC Fall 2011 Semester - Syllabus Dr. Van Decker

"Pacific Fire" – The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

A. Course Content: Open to all students who wish to play music stemming from the traditions of blues, jazz and jazz/rock fusion. The course is designed for instrumentalists who wish to learn and gain experience in instrumental jazz performance in terms of reading music and improvisation. Note: All students will be expected to develop & improve their improvisation skills throughout the semester - no exceptions.

SLOs – 1) Students will attain better aural awareness and ensemble skills 2) The student will improve the understanding and reading of syncopated jazz rhythms on his/her instrument. 3) The student will able to improvise a 12-bar blues solo on his/her instrument.

B. Required Materials:

1. Musical materials will be supplied by the instructor.

2. Instrumentalists must have their own instrument (Amps, percussion & keyboards avail.)

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. Up to six "outside-of-class" performances are typical for this ensemble and all students are required to paricipate unless excused by instructor in well in advance.

D. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments however, instrumental performance and improvisation requires several hours of practice outside of class. 2 hours of independent work outside of class per each hour of lecture is strongly suggested for a good grade.

E. Grading Policy: 50% = Class Rehearsal Activities

a. Attendance

b. Citizenship and rehearsal conduct

c. Attitude

d. Improvement

30% = Live Performances (aprox. 3)

a. Punctuallity

b. Set Up and Tear Down Participation

c. Concert Attire

d. Preparedness

e. Stage Presence and Performance

Note: Non-attendance = "F" grade!

Excused Non-attendance = "C" grade!

20% = Final Dec Concert (Final)

(Dec Date: TBA - Attendance is mandatory!)

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TT: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

BY APPOINTMENT Hours: TBA ______________________

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205 Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:23

Music 179

 

IVC Fall Semester – 2011 Decker

Music 179 – Applied Music Syllabus

A. Course Content: This course is designed to provide students with a concentrated sequence of private instruction in music on the student’s major instrument. One section meeting per week is required on campus along with one private 30 minute lesson with an approved instructor. The student is required to find and secure a private music teacher which must be approved by the college.

SLOs : 1) Student will acquire physical skills and dexterity on his or her declared, major instrument including voice. 2) Student will perform 6 major scales (or minor scales) from the lowest range to the highest range of their instrument/voice accurately and at a moderate tempo without a mistake. 3) Student will perform a classical composition (or song) correctly adhering to all rhythmic and pitch information.

B. Required Materials

1. A playable instrument

2. The Suggested Repertoire List will be supplied depending on the

student’s performance level (Freshman 1/2 or Sophomore 1/2.)

The student will have to purchase the required music based on the

private instructor’s recommendations.

3. An attendance form will be given to the instructor which must be signed by the instructor as "proof-of-lesson" attendance.

C. Attendance Policy: Regular attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower the student’s grade and, after three unexcused absences, the student will be dropped unless a good reason is given.

D. Grading: The final grade is solely based on the Final Performance Exam which will be arranged and held during finals week. Both the class instructor and the private teacher will be on the performance jury. The final grade will be based on following the ratings criteria.

Rating criteria

Aspects Points Aspects Points

1. Rhythm: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. Dynamics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

3. Intonation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4. Tone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

5. Articulation: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6. Phrasing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

7. Note Accuracy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8. Historical Style 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

9. Overall Musicality: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

A = 80 - 90 pts.B = 70 - 80 pts. C = 60 - 70 pts.D = 50 - 60 pts.F = Below 50 pts.

E. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 10 – 11:30 am, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TT: 8:00 - 8:30 pm, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

BY APPOINTMENT Hours: TBA ______________________

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:21

Music 182

 

IVC Fall Syllabus - 2011 Dr. Van Decker

Music 182 - Intro to Recording Techniques

A.Course Content: This course is a study in the basics of digital audio recording, how to use the IVC Recording Studio and the its soft-ware program, SONAR 8. The curriculum will cover: 1) signal flow of the mixing console, 2) microphones and their applications, 3) signal processing, 4) digital recording processes, 5) mixing procedures and, 6) how to operate all the equipment and software effectively and artistically.

SLOs – 1) Student will record a 3 minute song by recording four different tracks using Sonar recording software. 2) Explain the difference between a dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones in terms of their electronic principle, construction and recording applications. 3) Give a class presentation on the different type of recording studios and their applications.

B. Required Materials:

1 Modern Recording Techniques, 7th edition; Huber & Runstein.

(Students without the book will be DROPPED!)

2. Headphones (mini or 1/4 in plug type)

3. BlankCDs/MemStick for archiving rec. assignments (4th Week)

3. Notebook and Manuscript paper, a pencil and an eraser.

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings.

D. Computer Assignments: In the MIDI Lab, computer assignments using SONAR 8 will be assigned.

E. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments other than with the final project. However, in order to insure that the technical information is understood, there will be quizzes after each textbook chapter covered. Note: No makeup quizzes will be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

F. Grading

Recording Assignments 20%

Textbook Quizzes 20%

Final Exam 20%

Final Project 20% (In the Recording Studio)

Class Participation 20% (presentations & attendance)

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TT: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 to 2:15 pm

Office Phone: 355-6205 Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Profanity & Recording. Please note that there will be NO recording of songs with lyrics containing profanity or Satanic themes. If a student is caught recording or listening to such music in class he or she will be dropped and all recording files will be deleted. No exceptions!

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:21

Music 626

 

IVC Fall Semester 2011 Decker

Music 260/262 Intermediate Guitar Class I & II

- Syllabus -

A. Course Content: A continuation of the beginning course where students will learn how to play and apply barr chords, read single-note melodies, execute movable scales, and create melodic harmonizations via chord and melodic fusion. A performance ensemble will be formed for public performances during the semester

SLOs: 1) Student will perform beginning level-2 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed. 2) Know and strum the 5 types of "A-form" Barr Chords: Major, Minor, Dom7, Minor7, Major7. 3) Know and perform one moveable minor scale pattern in any key.

B. Required Materials:

1. Notebook for keeping various handouts

2. A decent "playable" guitar (classical, acoustic or electric w/amp)

3. Music and learning materials will be supplied by the instructor

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings and the final performance exam.

D. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments however, guitar performance requires several hours of practice outside of class. Two hours of independent work outside of class per each hour of lecture is strongly suggested. No makeup quizzes will be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

E. Grading Policy: 50% = average of all performance quizzes

10% = public performances

20% = Final Exam

20% = Guitar Recital Concert

(Dec Date: TBA - Attendance is mandatory)

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TR: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 to 2:15 pm

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:17

Music 260

 

IVC Fall Semester 2011 Decker

Music 260/262 Intermediate Guitar Class I & II

- Syllabus -

A. Course Content: A continuation of the beginning course where students will learn how to play and apply barr chords, read single-note melodies, execute movable scales, and create melodic harmonizations via chord and melodic fusion. A performance ensemble will be formed for public performances during the semester

SLOs: 1) Student will perform beginning level-2 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed. 2) Know and strum the 5 types of "A-form" Barr Chords: Major, Minor, Dom7, Minor7, Major7. 3) Know and perform one moveable minor scale pattern in any key.

B. Required Materials:

1. Notebook for keeping various handouts

2. A decent "playable" guitar (classical, acoustic or electric w/amp)

3. Music and learning materials will be supplied by the instructor

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings and the final performance exam.

D. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments however, guitar performance requires several hours of practice outside of class. Two hours of independent work outside of class per each hour of lecture is strongly suggested. No makeup quizzes will be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

E. Grading Policy: 50% = average of all performance quizzes

10% = public performances

20% = Final Exam

20% = Guitar Recital Concert

(Dec Date: TBA - Attendance is mandatory)

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TR: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 to 2:15 pm

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:17

Music 162

 

IVC Fall Semester-2011 Decker

Music 160/162 – Beginning Guitar Class I & II

- Syllabus -

A. Course Content:

Beginners: A basic course on how to read melodies and play different types of accompaniment with the guitar. Stress will be placed on tuning, learning chords, strumming and reading notes in 1st position.

SLOs: 1) Student will perform beginning level-1 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed. 2) Student will perform beginning level-1 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed

B. Required Materials:

1. Schmid, Will; Contemporary Class Guitar; Book 1

2. Notebook for keeping various handouts

3. A decent "playable" guitar (classical, acoustic or electric - amps avail)

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Leaving class early during lab period will constitute an absence. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings and the final performance exam.

D. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments however, guitar performance requires 2 to 3 hours of practice in and out of class. Six performance quizzes will be given during the semester. Makeup quizzes will not be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

E. Grading Policy: 50% = performance quizzes (10% each)

10% = Class Participation (attendance)

20% = Mid-Term Exam (written)

20% = Performance Final

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TT: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:15

Music 160

 

IVC Fall Semester-2011 Decker

Music 160/162 – Beginning Guitar Class I & II

- Syllabus -

A. Course Content:

Beginners: A basic course on how to read melodies and play different types of accompaniment with the guitar. Stress will be placed on tuning, learning chords, strumming and reading notes in 1st position.

SLOs: 1) Student will perform beginning level-1 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed. 2) Student will perform beginning level-1 pieces with correct pitches, rhythms, fingerings, hand position, at a reasonable tempo, with expressions indications observed

B. Required Materials:

1. Schmid, Will; Contemporary Class Guitar; Book 1

2. Notebook for keeping various handouts

3. A decent "playable" guitar (classical, acoustic or electric - amps avail)

C. Attendance Policy: Regular class attendance is expected and recorded. Leaving class early during lab period will constitute an absence. Poor attendance will lower student’s grade. No other class sessions are required other than the two weekly meetings and the final performance exam.

D. Policy on Homework & Quizzes: There are no written assignments however, guitar performance requires 2 to 3 hours of practice in and out of class. Six performance quizzes will be given during the semester. Makeup quizzes will not be given unless a prior agreement is made with the instructor.

E. Grading Policy: 50% = performance quizzes (10% each)

10% = Class Participation (attendance)

20% = Mid-Term Exam (written)

20% = Performance Final

G. Office Hrs: WALK IN Hours: MW: 11am - 12 pm, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

TT: 8:00-8:30am, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Dr. Van’s Office Phone: 355-6205

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class session. Any student who misses the first class will be dropped. Students will be dropped at instructor if they after the third unexcused absence. However, a student may be excused if the instructor is notified before class and he or she has a good reason. Also, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with all missed assignments if he or she cannot attend a class session.

Monday, 19 September 2011 20:06

Music 102 Online

 

Introduction to Music Literature and Listening – Fall 2011

Music 102 Online – Decker

Dr. Van Decker – Professor of Music

Office Hours (305-D (inside room 305) )

MW- 11:00AM to 12:00PM & 4:30 to 5:00PM,

TR – 8:00 to 8:30AM & 1:15 to 2:15PM (or by appointment)

Email: van.decker@imperial.edu Phone: 760 355-6205

Materials Needed: (Please note: This is not an Etudes format)

1. CD Package 3rd Ed. – 1 cd w/ audio and video examples (Buy at IVC Bookstore)

2. Home Computer - (PC or Mac w/ Real Audio, Windows Media Player/

Quicktime, Internet Explorer or Netscape)

3. Email address – For communications & announcements.

Attendance:

There are three required meetings on campus in Room 305 this semester,

1) Orientation – Friday, 8/26/11 (3pm)

2) Mid-term Exam – Friday, 10/14/11 (walk-in exam given from 3pm to 6pm)

3) Final Exam – Friday, 12/9/11 (walk-in exam given from 3pm to 6pm)

NOTE: No other on campus attendance is required but, this online class is on a explicit schedule and all the assessments (quizzes) have specific dates as to when they must be completed.

The instructor can reset deadlines for a student if he or she has a verifiable reason for not completing a particular section on time.

Log-In Information:

FIRST TIME LOGIN

1.http://www.connect4education.com

2.Click on the "Students" icon

3. Click on the "Registration" menu (at top) and register your

NEW CD-ROM package. (Please note: You can not use a previously registered CD!)

4. Once you are registered, Click on My Setting and then, click on CD-ROM setup.

Here you will pick which drive you want to use to play the CDs on.

NORMAL LOGIN (after 1st time)

1.http://www.connect4education.com

2.Click on the "Students" icon

3. Click on Login

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Introduction to Music Literature and Listening – pg 2

Grading:

37 Online Assessments (short quizzes) (about 3 a week) - 37%

5 Written Assignments (including the concert review) - 12%

Concert Attendance (w/proof) – 5%

Mid-Term Exam (proctored) – 23%

Final Exam (proctored) – 23%

Please note that participation in the "on-line discussion forum" is not required, but will be taken in consideration in determining the student’s final grade.

Final grades are based on a strict percentage of total points:

90% - 100% = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

60% - 69% = D

Below 60% = F

The "Music 102" Online Format –(important!)

Assignments are posted to the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And, unless otherwise indicated, assignments are due seven days after they are posted - after that they will not be accepted! The first assignment begins on the first day of school which is actually before orientation. So, students will be given fourteen days to complete the first three assignments. Remember, assignments may be finished early – but not late.

Course Objectives

Learn to appreciate the emotional and intellectual content of music

Learn the tools for a basic understanding of music.

Learn the about the elements of music and how to be objective when listening

The Four Main Topics

Basic Musical Concepts

Building Blocks of Sound

The Organization of Music Elements

Musical Styles

SLOs: 1) Student will learn and use critical listening skills to analyze the musical form of a work and discuss how timbre and dynamics achieve unity and variety in a given musical composition. 2) Student will learn to identify all the instruments in an orchestra by their appearance and their sound. 3) The student will learn how identify the "form" of a classical or jazz composition through repeated listenings.

Disabled Student Programs and Services: Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office as soon as possible. Visit or call DSP&S, Mel Wendrick Access Center, Room 2117, (760) 355-6312

General Classroom Rules

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones are not permitted during class. Students should switch their phones "off" or to "vibrate" during class time. If the student must take or make a call, then he/she should step outside of the classroom before talking.

Disruptive Students: Most of you are here to learn, but some students are not serious. To preserve a productive learning environment, students who disrupt or interfere with a class may be sent out of the room and told to meet with Sergio Lopez, Campus Disciplinary officer, before returning to continue with coursework. Mr. Lopez will follow disciplinary procedures as outlined in the General Catalog.

Cheating and Plagiarism. IVC expects honesty and integrity from all students. A student found to have cheated on any assignment or plagiarized will receive a zero for the assignment and sent to Disciplinary Officer Sergio Lopez. A second occurrence of cheating or plagiarism may result in dismissal from class and expulsion from IVC as outlined in the General Catalog.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 06:55

Course Schedule