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MUSC 403B Selected Topics in Music - IMPROV/VARIATION

See School of Music schedule for description and prerequisites. Restricted to B. Mus. and B.A. in Music students.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
MUSC 403B 001Lecture1 Thu9:3012:00

Improvisations and Variations: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and many of our heroes improvised frequently, and

created variations on a theme. A hands-on course for all instruments, no improvisation background required.

At the completion of this course you will be able to create original melody lines over existing harmonic grids of

all genres, employing motivic development, rhythmic and textural variation, and call and response techniques.

Respect the underlying harmony without being a slave to it! Prerequisite: MUSC 200, or special permission of instructor (email John Stetch: and 8 years of playing experience on any instrument. With MUSC 532P.

MUSC 403B 1W1Waiting List1 Thu9:3012:00

Wait List for MUSC 403B. If course is full, register for wait list and you will be moved into the course if/as space becomes available.