Fundamentals of Western Music
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LMUS 2010
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Musical Notation
- Music History, Theory & Criticism
- Musical Analysis
This course is a study of basic concepts and skills in Western music theory, with a focus on learning to read and write music notation in both treble and bass clefs. Topics include intervals and ratios; music terminology; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structures; traditional musical forms; and beginning composition and analysis. The course focuses on common practice tonality, but also considers other historical developments in the organization of musical sound. The course is designed for students who do not yet read music notation and/or students who wish to improve their listening skills and understanding of music theory. This four-credit course meets for fewer in-class hours than others but requires additional outside of class activities.
Open to Undergraduate students.