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MUSC 403F Selected Topics in Music - COGN/MUSC RHYTHM

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 403F 001Seminar2 Mon Wed13:0014:30

Cognition of Musical Rhythm. With 533F. Where does the power of musical rhythm to "move" us come from? Is "feeling the beat" a uniquely human ability? This course is situated at the interface of music psychology and music theory, and it integrates concepts and methods from both fields. At the end of the semester you will have gained critical understanding of the issues at stake in musical rhythm research and acquired a set of skills that will enable you to formulate research questions, conduct a literature review, and design an experimental pilot study.

Topics surveyed include: developmental and cross-cultural issues, metric entrainment, microtiming, groove, and rhythmic complexity. (This course is open to non-music majors; music performance experience and/or ability to read music is not required, but will be helpful.)