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Exploration Of Western Classical Music

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This course will introduce students to Western European music from the Baroque period through the beginning of the 20th Century. The course will emphasize the history, musical development, and accomplishments of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and early 20th Century periods in music. Students will learn to recognize form, style, texture, and characteristics of each period by studying a variety of composers and the representative masterpieces of each period.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Early 20th-Century Period

    • Examine the characteristics of early 20th-century music.
    • Analyze the role of early 20th-century music in a historical context.
    • Identify key composers and compositions of the early 20th-century period.

    Baroque Period

    • Examine the characteristics of baroque music.

    • Identify key composers and compositions of the baroque period.
    • Analyze the role of baroque music in a historical context.

    Elements of Music

    • Differentiate among melody, harmony, and rhythm.
    • Recognize key aspects of musical notation such as staff, clef, time signature, notes, and rests.

    Classical Period

    • Examine the characteristics of classical music.
    • Identify key composers and compositions of the classical period.
    • Analyze the role of classical music in a historical context.

    Romantic Period

    • Examine the characteristics of romantic music.
    • Identify key composers and compositions of the romantic period.
    • Analyze the role of romantic music in a historical context.
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