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
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

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
Location: Boston Campus, Valencia (Spain) Campus

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
Location: Boston Campus

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-233

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

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-245

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

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-351

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Jones
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department: BRASS
Location: Boston Campus

A course tracing the development of the music of Miles Davis. Examination and discussion of the evolution of his playing and writing styles. Concentration on the listening and analysis of improvised solos, tunes, forms, harmonic practice, and his influence on other performers.

LHAN-P317

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Arnold Friedman
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: CM-212 and CP-210
Department: COMP
Location: Boston Campus

This course offers the student the aesthetic foundations and practical approaches to program music, which is one of the most important fields in music composition throughout different epochs. This course focuses on the contemporary period. Based on the interaction between music, literature, theater, visual arts, history, and philosophy, LHAN-P317 gives the student an opportunity to deepen the comprehension of various aspects of music theory and history and to learn a broad range of techniques and practical methods in composition.