THEORY 560 - Special Studies
Fall 2019, Section 003 - Music of the Beatles
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School


Enforced Prerequisites:
THEORY 240 and 250.
May be repeated for credit.
Undergrad and Grad
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This course for upper-level music majors will examine the Beatles’ recorded legacy from Quarry Men days to break-up, including studio outtakes, live performances and films, as well as finished masters as source material. The course will take a chronological tack in order to trace the group’s musical development and stylistic phases. Students will concentrate on learning how to combine understandings of instrumentation, form, rhythm, melody, harmony, counterpoint, recording engineering, and text-setting.

Course Requirements:

Assignments, exams and a term paper will be based on readings, listening, analysis, and interpretation.

Intended Audience:

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THEORY 560 - Special Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This course will explore how popular culture constructs, (de)legitimizes, and markets identity through popular music. Topics to be explored include gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, ageism, among others.
003 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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