MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Class 2Monday, August 31

Welcome back! If you are just joining us you'll need to rewind to class one.

This is a short class. There are just two new units. Also, I have playlists for you.

Medieval and Renaissance Playlists

Our playlists gather together the most important pieces we will learn in each historical period. Back in the olden days when the class would meet in person these were crucial for studying - you were supposed to be able to identify all of the tracks by ear and tell me about them!

Now the lists might come in handy if you want to relax and listen through a lot of our important music, and these works will still be useful examples when we do our "special assignment."

Medieval Unit: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music
Renaissance Unit: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Youtube Playlist for Phones (Medieval + Renaissance)

Assignment #3: Musical Properties of Gregorian Chant

First, watch or read my lecture on Gregorian Chant as music.

Then, Assignment #3 asks you five questions about it.

This is yet another assignment due on the day of Class 5 (Mon Sept 14).

Assignment #4: Mono-, Poly-, and Homophonic Textures

First, read my explanation of the three textures and click on the clips.

Then, Assignment #4 asks you to listen to six pieces and identify the texture! This is a tricky skill, so I'll give you a check plus for getting more than half right, and a check just for playing.

Also, we have a free practice exercise that is not graded, and you can do it multiple times. So you probably want to try that first!

This one is also due on Class 5 (Mon, Sept 14).

Old Stuff

from Class One:

Assignment #1: Why is Man Musical?
Assignment #2: Music in the Medieval Church

These are both due on the day of Class 5 (Mon, Sept 14)

OK, see you Wednesday