Time: Tuesday, Thursday / 10:30 - 11:20 am
Location: Music 211
Music Systems is a multi-semester course sequence containing two areas of study: written analytical skills and aural skills. MUSC 4A is the fourth course in this sequence, which focuses on advanced written analytical skills, and is designed primarily for students in the B.M. degree program. Topics include rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, structure, texture, style, and contexts for performance and composition; with an increased level of complexity over MUSC 3A. Examples for study are drawn primarily from the Renaissance through late Twentieth-Century compositions of the Western European and American traditions, with supplementary examples drawn from other musical practices when appropriate.