Analysis of Musical Form

Course Details

Course Number: MUSC-3632  Section Number: 101

Fall 2010

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C117A

Days & Times:

TR 2:00 - 2:50

Course Attachments


Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without th
  ISBN: 9780415800921

Anthology for Hearing Form
anthology of compositions to accompany textbook
  ISBN: 9780415872652

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Ruth Morrow   
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Course Objectives

A course designed to examine in depth the various large-scale forms utilized in musical compositions written in the western European tradition since the Classic period.  Additionally, the process of invention and fugue, most specifically that of Johann Sebastian Bach, will also be discussed and analyzed.  Students will understand the meaning and development of these forms and processes and be able to compare and contrast them in selected compositions.

Course Expectations

1. Own both the textbook and the workbook.

2. Attend class and participate in discussions.

3. With the help of the textbook, workbook, and class discussions, complete and pass all assignments.

Final Exam12/9/2010  1:00-3:00 p.m.

Submission Format Policy

All papers must be printed as typed, double-spaced.  If submitted through email, papers must be RECEIVED before the class period at which they are due for full credit.  Charts and diagrams may be handwritten but must be determined legible by the professor in order to receive credit.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Papers and assignments submitted after the given deadline will be accepted for partial credit, determined by the amount of lateness.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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Attendance Requirements

Grades will be impacted by attendance and participation within class during each meeting.  Grades will suffer starting with the third absence and students may be dropped upon their sixth absence with or without advance notice to the professor.

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