THEORY 438 - Theory and Analysis of World Musics
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music Theory (THEORY)
Department: Music School
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Details

Credits:
3
Enforced Prerequisites:
THEORY 240 AND 250.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course introduces students to the theoretical concepts and analytical approaches to selected non-western and world music cultures. While interrogating how selected non-western musical practices come into play, we will examine, through weekly readings, the theory that shapes symbolic material, both traditional and contemporary. We will learn how to transcribe or notate and analyze selected non-western and world musics from sub-Saharan Africa, North African and Asia. Some of the analytical tools we will employ include, Western music notation (in some instances), textual analysis, cultural analysis, number notation, the sonic visualizer, polyrhythmic block (PRB) analysis, degree of pitch repetition (DPR), and the Time Unit Box (TUB), all of which have been used by various music scholars but only to the attention of a few. During the course, students will be challenged to create their own systems of notation informed by particular analytical goals. 

Intended Audience:

Enforced Pre-Requisite: THEORY 240 and 250.

Schedule

THEORY 438 - Theory and Analysis of World Musics
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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