Oct 18, 2018  
Evening Division Fall 2017 
Evening Division Fall 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EVDIV 010 — Literature & Techniques of Music I: Theory for Appreciation

Melanie Williams
This yearlong course is for music lovers who are interested in learning the basics of music theory to understand and appreciate music on a more intimate level. We begin by focusing on fundamentals, including musical notation, the building blocks of musical sound (scales, intervals, keys, and chords), and the ways sound moves through time (rhythm and meter). We then explore ways of combining these elements through activities and exercises in writing and playing melody and harmony. Along the way, we examine great works from music history to illustrate the theoretical concepts, including the music of J. S. Bach, Mozart, and other great composers from the Baroque and Classical periods. We also explore ways of listening to music which can enhance the concert experience. Students in this class learn how to read and analyze musical scores, and discover what makes this music as exciting today as it was hundreds of years ago. This is a yearlong course; students may enter in either semester. An interview is required to place students into the proper level.

13 weeks per semester
Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm
September 18 – December 11

$700 per semester

Students may register online after they have interviewed and been placed in the class.

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