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Seminar in Music Theory: Analyzing Tonal Forms

This course centers on in-depth study of tonal forms from the 18th & 19th centuries. Students will engage with major repertoire from the tonal canon starting at the phrase level & ending with analyses of full-length works. A major emphasis of this course is engaging with deformations of the tonal models, developing strategies for analyzing new works, & effectively articulating a work’s underlying narrative in formal theoretical writing. Explorations into later tonal styles will also occur later in the semester.

Course #
MPATC-GE 2208
Units
3
Term
Spring
Department