THEORY 538 - Theory and Analysis of Nonwestern and World Musics
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School


May be repeated for credit.
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A course concentrating on one or more types of music that have developed outside of European tradition. Topics change with each offering of the course. Activities typically involve transcription, music analysis, and readings in theories of the music under study.


THEORY 538 - Theory and Analysis of Nonwestern and World Musics
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: The course is about the classical music traditions of North India, also known as Hindustani music. The first half of the course focuses on acquiring mastery over the basic musical materials of this idiom through singing, improvisation, and transcription exercises. The second half of the course builds on these skills to theorize about and analyze aspects of North Indian classical pitch (i.e. raga) and rhythmic (i.e. tala) structure, form, performance practice, and their connection to other musical idioms, including the classical music of South India, and the classical and popular musical traditions of the West.

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