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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21M.113 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Developing Musical Structures 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Music and Theater Arts 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jeanne Bamberger 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21M.113 Developing Musical Structures

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course features projects which are completed using the computer music authoring environment Impromptu.  An open-source version of Impromptu is available in the tools section of this site. Listen to the theme from "The Lone Ranger" as played on Impromptu. (0.4 kb MIDI file - can be played using QuickTime free version).

    Course Description

    The goal of this class is practical: to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions that are at work as you make sense of the music all around you. Reflecting, we will ask how this knowledge develops in ordinary and extraordinary ways.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .midi.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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