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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 as part of a degree or certificate program. 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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    Modern Stage and Screen

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

    Classic Rock of the 20th Century

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

    Jazz

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

    Music Skills and Knowledge for Creating

    • Compare ideas and meanings of music through various eras.
    • Analyze the developments and patterns in the creation of music.
    • Create music to communicate meaning, music appreciation, and cultural value.
    • Interpret meaning in music from various eras, cultures, and locations.
    • Apply methods for creating and expressing music.

    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.

    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.

    Elements of Music

    • Differentiate among melody, harmony, and rhythm.
    • Recognize key aspects of musical notation such as staff, clef, time signature, notes, and rests.
    • Define basic terms in the development of music.
    • List skills necessary in the creation of music.

    Romantic Period

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

    Early 20th-Century Period

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