MUSIC 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course offers a diverse set of approaches to five "elements" of musical activity: pitch, timbre, harmony, rhythm, and form. Its focus is the act of deliberate and practiced listening, which we will apply to a broad range of sounds, traditions, and ways of thinking and behaving musically, both familiar and unfamiliar, local and global. Through hands-on activities we will explore the complex history of these seemingly elementary concepts with three questions in mind: How has the human experience of musically organized sound changed along with changing technologies of sound production and music making? How are those experiences culturally specific? And how do cultural, technological, and economic forces shape why we listen, when we listen, and what we listen to?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments No previous training in music required.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8912MUSIC 1101  LEC 001

  •  8944MUSIC 1101  DIS 201

  •  8945MUSIC 1101  DIS 202

  •  8946MUSIC 1101  DIS 203

  •  9169MUSIC 1101  DIS 205