MUT 300

Fundamentals of Music III: Tonal Analysis

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: MUT 201, or placement exam and permission of the instructor

This course is concerned with the analysis of selected movements and complete compositions from the Common-Practice period of functional tonal music and the development of the necessary analytical skills to achieve this goal. This will be accomplished in a number of ways: 1) the continued development and refinement of the student’s ability to perform harmonic analysis, as begun in Fundamentals I and II; 2) the expansion of analytical techniques to include analysis of rhythm, meter, phrase structure, articulation, etc.; and 3) study of the principal forms from the Common-Practice period, with some consideration of their historical development. Weekly analysis assignments will be required.