Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

MUSC 524 - Analytical Techniques

This course is a foundational course for graduate contemporary music theory practices.  Systematic and empirical investigations into formal and compositional procedures of selected masterworks from the tonal repertoire.The study includes a thorough investigation of jazz and extended harmonies used in contemporary popular music.  Students continue to learn and apply analytical technique to various music styles.  Melodic concepts and music form are explored in the literature from historical music periods and compared to present popular music literature and practice.  Lectures lead to individual analytical projects. Principles of harmonic function are taught and applied to representative historical and popular music forms.

(Crosslisted with WMUS 524)

Successful completion of undergraduate music theory program; Graduate Music Theory Assessment

Credits: 3

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