MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

ETR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 6-170
FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
UR: Thursdays 6:05 - 9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 10ETR: Thursday, October 10 at 2:30
FTR: Thursday, October 10 at 4:10
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Baroque Playlists

Our date for Quiz #2 is going to be Thursday, Oct 17. Full notes and the study guide are now up on our documents page. Here are our playlists for the Baroque unit.

YouTube Version
Spotify Version
Apple Music version
Blogged Version for Phones (includes one video you can't get on youtube.)

Assignment #7: Scales

In class 9 we looked at what scales are and practiced drawing major scales as dots on a piano keyboard.

I have a page of HTML notes that reproduce the in-class lecture.

Also, here is the worksheet we did in class. The first page has some helpful diagrams on how you count your whole steps and half steps.

Assignment #7 asks you to look at a selection of three scales and pick out which on is a proper major scale. It even has sound clips so you can judge them by ear.

It is due before Class 12 (Thurs, Oct 17).

Assignment #8: Meter (Round II)

Assignment #8 is just like the previous one on meter.

This one is due before Class 12 (Thurs, Oct 17).

Assignment #9: Quiz Two Preview

Once again we've got a quiz preview assignment that serves up some real quiz questions.

Due before Class 12 (= Quiz Day, Thurs Oct 17)

New Meter Video!

This is an attempt to get a little more scientific about how you perceive your duple and triple beat patterns. I usually do this in class but it seems like there isn't time for it, and I always thought it would make a good youtube video anyway.

Triads and Chord Progressions

We started this session by talking about major and minor triads and the way composers use chords to build progressions. I have HTML notes on this.

The Well-Tempered Clavier

We started class by talking about one of J.S. Bach's great masterworks, The Well-Tempered Clavier. We listened to the Prelude and Fugue in G major and then G minor, and talked about how each scale has a radically different personality.

The Baroque Dance Suite

J.S. Bach, Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello in C Major, V. Bourrées I & II

This is a movement from a Baroque Dance Suite by J. S. Bach. Here's an embedded video which illustrates how both the dances are in binary form.

The piece is danced by the Mark Morris Dance Group, and Yo-Yo Ma is the cellist.

(As always with our embedded, non-youtube videos, be careful not to use up your cellphone data.)

Here is linkage to the original recording that made Yo-Yo Ma a household name:

Track Links: Spotify Naxos