2021-2022 Catalog

MU 431 Form and Analysis

An examination of major forms and formal procedures in Western tonal music with application in the analysis of both small and large compositions from the literature. Students begin by approaching structural units, then move through analysis of small part forms to structural units, then move through analysis of small part forms to larger/composite ones including variations, rondo, and sonata form, with an introduction to imitative procedures, cyclic structures, and the concerto. Will include in introduction to the analysis techniques of Schenker, LaRue, and others.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

MU 231, MU 232

Offered

As needed