Form and Analysis Syllabus

Updated:

COURSE:                  MUSI 488

TIME/LOCATION:   TBA, 214 Steinman

INSTRUCTOR:        Pandel Collaros

OFFICE:                    210 Steinman

HOURS:                     TBA and by appointment

PHONES:                  (office) 829-7331, (home) 740-264-5739

E-MAIL:                    collaros623@comcast.net

WEB PAGE:             http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/index.htm

REQUIRED TEXTS:

DESCRIPTION: MUSI 488 focuses on the identification of form in music through the analysis of various pieces and excerpts. It should be undersood that a detailed examination of all formal types discussed in the literature is beyond the scope of a single semester. Therefore, we will restrict our consideration to those forms which have particular relevance to music majors from performance, theoretical, and historical perspectives.

PREREQUISITES: MUSI 272 AND MUSI 272X



 
GRADING: SCALE: 
100% Weekly assignments
A = 93-100
 
A- =  90-92
 
B+ =  87-89
 
B  =  83-86 
 
B- =  80-82
 
C+ =  77-79 

C  =  73-76

C- =  70-72

D+ =  67-69

D  =  63-66

D- =  60-62

F  =  00-59

EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO GIVE IT TO ME IMMEDIATELY, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY.


Form and Analysis-Tentative Outline

Week 1: Chapter 1: Structural Phenomena

Week 2: Chapter 2: Structural Units

Week 3: Chapter 3: Structural Functions Week 4: Chapter 4: The Binary Principle Week 5: Chapter 5: The Ternary Principle Week 6: Chapter 6: Imitative Procedures (Invention) Week 7: Chapter 6: Imitative Procedures (Fugue) Week 8: Chapter 7: Variation Procedures Week 9: Chapter 8: The Binary Principle: Sonata-Allegro Form Week 10: Chapter 8: The Binary Principle: Sonata-Allegro Form (cont.) Week 11: Chapter 9: The Rondo Principle

Week 12: Chapter 10: Atypical Formal Organization

Week 13: Larger Forms: Sonata, Symphony, Concerto Week 14: Aria, arch, tri-partite, cyclic, popular music forms FINALS WEEK: Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him/her from fully demonstrating his/her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate the educational opportunity.

cc: Professors Pamela Balch and Herb Weaver


E-mail Pandel Collaros

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