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MUSM 304. Theory IV

Credits: 3
Department: Music
Description: Study of theories and formal processes of Western musical practice from ca. 1900 to the present.
Prerequisites: MUSM 303
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze representative musical examples from 20th century Western music exemplifying the use of contemporary voice-leading; and formal, structural, rhythmic and notational techniques.
2. Use artificial scale systems and modes.
3. Examine extended tertian and non-tertian sonorities.
4. Investigate set theory, classical serialism, sound-mass and texture based composition and minimalism.

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