Instrumentation and Score Preparation

CM-231
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
CM-212 or CM-252
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
COMP and FILM majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus

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.

Department: 
COMP
Course chair: 
Richard Carrick