Literature, History and Analysis

LHAN-211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Degree – all except COMP and MUED majors; Diploma – FILM majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-211 or CM-251 and CP-210 or CP-211
Department: COMP

A survey of the major styles in Western music from about A.D. 600 to the conclusion of the baroque. This includes a summary of ancient music. Audiovisual examples of scores and photographs of related works of art.

LHAN-212

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Degree – all except COMP and MUED majors; Diploma – FILM majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212, and CP-210 or CP-212
Department: COMP

A survey of the major styles in Western music from the early classical period to the present. Audiovisual examples; correlation of characteristics of each period with activities in related arts.

LHAN-221

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERF

A survey of music in the jazz idiom from its origin to the present. Chronological examination of the principal musicians and composers. Analysis of the more influential soloists, groups, and composers through the use of tapes and films. Students will develop a knowledge of the periods, styles, and forms of this music, and will have access to extensive research materials outside of the classroom.

LHAN-222

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERF

A survey of rock music from its origins to the present. Lectures will focus on musical distinctions among the substyles present in the genre, and will include audio and video clips of major artists and trendsetters. Literary, sociological, and other cultural aspects of this music will also be discussed. Students will be able to take advantage of access to extensive research materials available outside the classroom.

LHAN-233

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Larry Baione
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: GUIT

An in-depth look at some of rock's most influential guitar players. The importance of their contributions and innovations will be discussed through the use of videos, transcriptions, and recordings, along with instructor's demonstrations. Some of the players to be discussed are Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Steve Lukather. Students will receive transcriptions as well as a clear understanding of the development of rock guitar playing.

LHAN-243

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: COMP

A study of Japan's musical history and life, including: music of Shinto and Buddhism; music of the court and theater (gagaku, nogaku, kabuki); music of Japan's instruments (biwa, shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen); folk and popular music; demonstration of selected instruments; and introduction to notation systems. The class will examine Chinese and other Asian influence on traditional Japanese music, as well as later cross-cultural influence between the Japan and other cultures around the world.

LHAN-245

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Carl Riley
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: PERF

An examination of women's contributions to jazz and classical music in 20th-century America and the factors that influenced their careers. Students will study individual performers, composers, and all-women groups using audio and visual resources and critically evaluate the sociopolitical factors that affected their careers through lecture, discussion, and research.

LHAN-251

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors and MUED majors
Electable by: COMP majors and MUED majors
Prerequisites: CP-210 or CP-211 and either CM-211 or CM-251
Department: COMP

A survey of the major styles in Western music from about A.D. 600 to the conclusion of the baroque period.

LHAN-252

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors and MUED majors
Electable by: COMP majors and MUED majors
Prerequisites: CM-212 or CM-252, and CP-210 or CP-212
Department: COMP

A survey of the major styles in Western and non-Western music from the early classical period to the present.

LHAN-266

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212, and CP-210 or CP-211
Department: COMP

This course combines historical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of research on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich and the majority of his works. Special attention is devoted to the symphonic and theater works with detailed analysis of the principles of musical and theatrical dramaturgy and emphasis on style, form, and musical language. Videotapes with excerpts of performances of the composer's operas, ballets, and symphonic works, as well as passages from rare documentary films, are an integral part of the course.

LHAN-311

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: COMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212 or CM-252
Department: COMP

Analysis of representative works from the classical and romantic periods. Emphasis on compositional practice and stylistic distinction.

LHAN-312

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: COMP majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: LHAN-311
Department: COMP

Study of music from the early 20th century to the present. Examination of the development of mainstream serial, electronic, aleatoric, and experimental composition.

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