Listed in: Music, as MUSI-112
Formerly listed as: MUSI-12
Jacob M. Cooper (Section 01)
Through analysis, performance, and composition, we will build a solid working understanding of basic principles of melody and harmony common in Western musical traditions. Assignments will include writing short melodies and accompaniments as well as more detailed compositional and improvisational projects. We will use our instruments and voices to bring musical examples to life in the classroom. Two class meetings and one lab session per week. Students who have not previously taken a course in music theory at Amherst College are encouraged to take a self-administered placement exam available on reserve in the Music Library and on the Music Department Website (www.amherst.edu/~music/TheoryPlacement.pdf ). Students are also encouraged to discuss placement in music theory with a member of the Music Department.
Requisite: MUSI 111, or equivalent ability gained by playing an instrument or singing. Limited to 20 students. Fall and spring semesters. Valentine Lecturer Cooper.
KeywordsFine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice
Offerings2013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013