Middlebury

MUSC 0209

Composition I

Music I
Music I focuses on the materials and grammar of music through compositional exercises. As part of these explorations, we will examine the elements of harmony (scales, triads and seventh chords), notation, rhythm, polyrhythm, binary and ternary forms, two-voice counterpoint, variation, transposition, as well as skills in conducting, analysis, ear-training, and sight-singing. Students will write short pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles, notate their pieces, and rehearse and perform them, thereby learning about music through discovery and observation. The assignments are designed for students with or without compositional experience. (Ability to play an instrument or sing; MUSC 0160, or passing score on the MUSC 0160 placement exam) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab.
Subject:
Music
Department:
Music
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2005

Fall 2005

MUSC0209A-F05 Lecture (Tan)
MUSC0209B-F05 Lecture (Hamlin)
MUSC0209W-F05 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209X-F05 Discussion (Tan)
MUSC0209Y-F05 Discussion (Hamlin)