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 16ETR: Thursday, October 31 at 2:30
FTR: Thursday, October 31 at 4:10
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Assignment #12: Form Timeline Project

This is the one project that we are doing on paper! In class you should have received one of these packets which tell you which piece to work on. (If you don't have one please email me.) Everything you need for your project can be accessed through one of these links:

Form Timeline Project: Beethoven
Form Timeline Project: Haydn1
Form Timeline Project: Haydn2
Form Timeline Project: Mozart1
Form Timeline Project: Mozart2
Form Timeline Project: Mozart3

This project is due before Thurs Nov 14 but I'll look at it before then if you like.

Assignment #13: Metric Subdivisions

Assignment 13 asks you to listen to pieces and determine how they are chopping up (or "subdividing") each beat - as before the two basic options are duple and triple, but now we are listening on a "micro" level within the beat.

Consult the class 15 notes for more info on how this works, and we also have a free practice exercise that you can try first.

(For more info I've also got a youtube playlist of rock and r&b with triple subs. Also, perhaps you will enjoy this video on How Triplet Flow Took Over Rap.)

This one is due before Class 17 (Tues, Nov 5).

Assignment #14: Forms Comprehension Quiz

On our forms quiz you answer 18 questions about the four standard Classical-period patterns we've learned - Minuet and Trio, Sonata Form, Theme and Variations, and Rondo. This includes questions on the "model pieces" by Mozart that we've looked at.

I think you really want to have another tab open to look at the blog and class notes while you answer the questions.

This one is due before Class 18 (Thurs, Nov 7).

Quiz Three News

Quiz three is coming for the 2:30 and 4:10 class on Tues, Nov 19. We won't start talking about the Romantic Period until class 18, but if you want to get a jump on things here are playlists:

YouTube list for phones
Apple Music

Maybe as a little self-assignment to help you focus on the music, listen all the way through and try to pick your most favorite and least favorite track.

Mozart's Don Giovanni

In a surprise change-up of plans we looked at an abbreviated version of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni Act I. We'll view a shorter chunk of Act II next week.

Here's the complete video we saw in class. This is streaming directly from my website, file is 460MB.