Courses of Study 2019-2020 
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Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSIC 1101 - Elements of Music

Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

No previous training in music required.


Have you ever wondered: is there music in outer space? what is music’s “deep history”? how do we know music when we hear it? why does it make us want to dance? does it also make us “civilized”? and how do cultural, technological, and economic forces shape why we listen, when we listen, and what we listen to? Elements of Music offers the opportunity to think about all these questions (and more) through a wide variety of hands-on musical activities: experimenting with instruments, recording and manipulating sounds from the world around us, examining medieval musical books, dancing the Twist, Sweatin’ to the Oldies, improvising, singing, and above all, listening to music from around the world. 

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