MUSIC 235 & 236/ MUSIC THEORY I & II
3 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: To train and equip the student with the basic skills of musicianship that are essential for success and enjoyment in any field of music. These skills include:


Grading Scale: 90-100=A, 88-90=B+, 80-88=B, 78-80=C+, 70-78=C, 60-70=D


MUSIC 263/INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
1 CREDIT



Grading Scale: 90-100=A, 88-90=B+, 80-88=B, 78-80=C+, 70-78=C, 60-70=D


Intro. to Music Tech. Calendar Intro. to Music Tech. Outline
Intro. to Music Tech. Assignments Links to Electronic Music and Music Technology Sites on the Web

Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 1
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 2
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 3
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 4
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 5
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 6
Intro to Music Tech. Glossary, Unit 7


MUSIC 333/ ELECTRONIC MUSIC
2 CREDITS

Basic principles of the generation and modification of sound with the use of Analog, and digital instruments. This includes basics in musical acoustics, analog synthesis, digital and FM synthesis, and sampling
The advanced use of MIDI applications for music sequencing, notation and other implimentations will be covered. Digital synthesis and signal processing as well as the basics of digital recording and editing will be covered.


Prerequisites: Music 263 or consent of instructor.



MUSIC 437/ FORM AND ANALYSIS
2 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: This course is intended to aquaint the student with larger complex musical forms and advanced techniques of musical analysis. The student will learn in detail the different larger forms (i.e. Sonata/Allegro, rondo, Sonata/Rondo, etc.) and the changes these forms have taken on through history. The student will also learn more in depth analytic skills such as Schenkerian (linear) analysis, rhythmic analysis, and basic atonal and set theory.


Prerequisites: Music 338 (Theory IV)


MUSIC 432/ COUNTERPOINT
2 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES: This course will equip the student with basic skills in 2, 3, and 4 part contrapuntal procedures of the 16th through 20th centurys. The student will also gain perspectives into some of the basics of counterpoint that are the same throughout many styles.


Prerequisites: Music 338 (Theory IV)


MUSIC 439/ COMPOSITION
2 CREDITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course deals with music composition in its most broad and general artistic sense. Because the concepts encompassed in the composition of music parallel the concepts of other creative arts (e.g. visual arts, dramatic arts, literary arts, etc.) I use many examples from other art forms to illustrate basis musical principles such as continuity, proportions, background and foreground, notation, etc.

OBJECTIVE AND GOALS: The objective of this class is not to create technically refined composers but, to have each student discover the basic elements of musical composition in a hands-on, interactive way. The students, regardless of musical background, will learn to identify what makes music work in all types of styles.

ASSIGNMENTS: There will be 6 to 10 assignments during the semester. These assignments will be graded using a letter grade. Late assignments will be lowered one letter grade unit (i.e. from A to A-) for each class day late.

GRADING: There will be no final examination in this class. There will be a final project due the last class day. The Final project will count 40% of your grade and the assignments will count 60%.

TEXT: Learning to Compose, Austin


Prerequisites: Music 338 (Theory IV)


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