2564 | Unified Music: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Elective – no prerequisite
Students are introduced to various musical instruments and performance opportunities. General education students who register for the course take the role of supportive peer helpers for students with disabilities. Students will work in diverse peer groups in conjunction with paraprofessional aides and teacher to help Integrated Services students complete music projects and activities. Students are introduced to various musical instruments and subject matter in this class. Dual registration in an orchestra or band ensemble is required as a peer mentor.
2560 | Guitar (Beginning): 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite
This course is designed to train students in techniques which include fundamental theory in reading and playing notes rhythms chords scales and accompaniment styles. This is a beginning course and students should furnish their own guitars.
2561 | Guitar II: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Guitar I or Instructor Approval
Guitar II will study the intermediate and advanced concepts in guitar and music theory. The course begins with review of fundamentals, including reading music, TAB, rhythms, and tuning the guitar. the course will then cover scales, intervals, and triads on the guitar. After covering these music theory concepts, the course will move into covering performance of famous guitar genres. The course will cover the blues, including composers, style, and techniques. Then the course moves to playing popular music. This will be done as part of a two or four person ensemble. Finally, the course will cover performance of Rock 'N Roll and Heavy Metal.
2635 | Beginning Class Piano: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite
This course is designed to introduce students to basic piano playing techniques which will include the study of fundamental theory in reading and playing notes, rhythms, chords, scales, and accompaniment styles.
2636 | Piano II: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – prerequisite: Beginning Class Piano or Instructor Approval
This course is a continuation of piano playing techniques acquired in Beginning Piano that will expand upon the study of fundamental theory in reading and playing notes, rhythms, chords, scales, and accompaniment styles.
2778CEFRCC | FRCC History of Rock and Pop (MUS 126): 5 credits/3 college credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Humanities – no prerequisite
MUS 1026: Provides a survey of basic materials of music, musical forms, media, genres, and musical style of American rock and popular music from the late 19th century to the present. Focus of the course will be on studying genres and styles within the context of their role in American society, culture, and political landscape.
2512 | Music Production and Technology: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Fine & Applied Arts – no prerequisite
This course will introduce students to the various aspects of music and digital media production including live sound reinforcement and mixing digital editing multi-track recording MIDI sequencing music notation and studio editing. Students will apply the tools of technology and the language of music to create original musical and multimedia works. Basic knowledge of the elements of music and/or previous experience in a music course is highly recommended. Course enrollment will be limited to 16 students per semester. At FCHS: students will use Audacity, Garage Band, LogicPro and iMovie.
2772 | AP Music Theory/Humanities: 10 credits – grades 11, 12 – Humanities – prerequisite: recommended current enrollment with a school performing ensemble or possession of high-level musical skills and consent of instructor
Music Theory is an Advanced Placement course. Course content offers the basic fundamentals of music structure, music history, and composition. Additionally, this course explores music and its effect on humanity through history, geography (ethnomusicology), language, visual arts, and dramatic elements. Students will compose their own music, applying a variety of styles as well as cultural implications. Opportunity also exists for live performance of student compositions. This course should be seriously considered by students who anticipate the study of music on the college level and for whom the global implications of music throughout history are of interest. Students completing this course may elect to take the Advanced Placement Exam in Music Theory. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment with a school performing ensemble preferred, though not required, or possession of high-level musical skills and consent of instructor. This course satisfies the requirement for humanities credit.