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2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue []

MUSC 403 - Contrapuntal Theory and Analysis

3 credits
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 are discussed as it relates to specific compositions. Requirements include analytical study, out-of-class listening and research, and written contrapuntal assignments.

Prerequisites MUSC*102

Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.