MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
UR: Thursdays 6:05 - 9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 15FTR: Thursday, March 21 at 4:10
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Assignment #10: Reading About the Classical Period

This assignment gets us into our next unit, the Classical Period (1750-1820). It is based on a reading in the book - pp. 138-153 in the eighth edition, or pp. 149-163 in the seventh. It is due before Class 16 (Tuesday, 3/26).

Assignment #11: The Violin Family

This is another one of those assignments where I am taking something that I used to do in class and moving it online. First, please look at our online unit about the violin family.

Then Exercise 11 asks you a mix of comprehension-type questions and listening questions based on this unit.

I think the best way to approach this is to open the online material and the exercise in separate tabs so that it is "open book."

This assignment is due before Class 17, Thurs March 28.

Assignment #12: Metric Subdivisions

Assignment 12 asks you to listen to pieces and determine how they are chopping up (or "subdividing") each beat - as before the two basic options are duple and triple, but now we are listening on a "micro" level within the beat.

Consult the class 15 notes for more info on how this works, and we also have a free practice exercise that you can try first.

(For more info I've also got a youtube playlist of rock and r&b with triple subs. Also, perhaps you will enjoy this video on How Triplet Flow Took Over Rap.)

This one is not due until Class 18 (Tues, April 2).

Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Sonata Form

We started class by digging into the first movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, following the "musical argument" from beginning to end. Details on sonata form are in the class notes, and here is an animated analysis of our model movement.

Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, first movement

Also, I played this more weighty and complex movement from one of Mozart's great masterpieces.