MUSC-307   Music Form and Syntax

A study of the most common ways composers set forth and work out musical ideas, including both the large-scale and local aspects of musical form. Students will make inquiry into the syntactical meaning of various musical cues and gestures and sample various means of presenting a formal analysis, using basic reductive techniques, outlines, diagrams, analogy, and oral description in their assignments, and projects. Prerequisite: Music 208.