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Jonathan W Bernard
MUSIC 470
Seattle Campus

Analysis of Tonal Music: Introduction to Schenker

Introduction to the theories of Heinrich Schenker and their subsequent development; analysis of music from the common-practice period (1700-1900), with possible excursions into the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either both MUSIC 303 and MUHST 212 or both MUSIC 312 and MUHST 215.

Class description

See official description. In practice, however, little if any music from the twentieth century is covered in this course. For this repertoire, see Music 471 and 472.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This course is conducted as a small lecture, but with plenty of time for questions from students and general discussion.

Recommended preparation

The official prerequisites say "Music 303 and MuHst 212" (above; you can ignore Music 312 and MuHst 215, which are obsolete numbers) -- BUT if you have had at least Music 302 and MuHst 211, you have sufficient background for this course and may contact me or the Undergraduate Advisor in Music for an add code.

Class assignments and grading

Short analysis assignments, carried out in musical notation specially adapted for use in this course. The midterm exercise and final exercise (both take-home) are more extensive assignments of the same nature.

Regular assignments: 50%; midterm, 20%; final, 30%.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jonathan W Bernard
Date: 05/22/2012