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MUSC 410 Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis

The key concepts of Schenker's theory of tonality. Applications to the analysis of short pieces in various tonal styles, emphasizing clear and correct graphing. Issues of interpretive scope.

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Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: One of MUSC 201, MUSC 210.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
MUSC 410 001Lecture1 Tue13:0015:30

Introduction to Shenkerian Analysis. With MUSC 500D. Investigation of voice-leading structures in tonal music, using the concepts and tools of Schenkerian analysis, with a focus on works from the Western classical canon, from phrases and sections to entire pieces or movements. Exploration of the interaction of listening, analysis, performance, and musical imagination. At the end of this course, you will have achieved a practical understanding of Schenkerian concepts, effective sketching technique, and fluency in reading graphic notation.