Instrumentation and Score Preparation
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - CM-231
The technical aspects involved in creating finished, professional scores. Score layout; instrumental/vocal ranges and performance characteristics; special playing techniques and limitations; breath and bowing considerations; choice of key, meter, beat, and subdivision values; use of slurs, articulation marks, dynamics, tempo variation, and other devices for indicating expressive nuance; proper underlaying of vocal text; calligraphy; creating a practical piano reduction; and extracting parts.
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Required of: COMP and FILM majors
Electable by: All