Jun 07, 2020  
2006-2007 University Catalogue 
    
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MUSC 403 - Contrapuntal Theory and Analysis


A continuation of Freshman theory courses taken by instrumental, vocal, and composition majors. It is designed to enhance basic classical theory skills; to prepare for graduate-level theory work; and to meet the requirements on the theory portions of the teacher certification examination. The course centers on contrapuntal organization and contrapuntal devices. The literature is drawn from all musical periods. Harmony, rhythm, melody, and timbre is discussed as it relates to specific compositions. Requirements include analytical study, out-of-class listening and research, and written contrapuntal assignments. Formerly MU 409

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: MUSC 102 Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs