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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21M.350 (Spring 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Musical Analysis 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Music and Theater Arts 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Peter Child 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21M.350 Musical Analysis

    Spring 2008

    Course Highlights

    21M.350 Musical Analysis

    Spring 2008

    Image of analysis mm. 5-6.
    An excerpt from a bass reduction analysis of J. S. Bach's Chorale Prelude in C Minor, "Jesu meine Freude." (See this and other analysis examples by Prof. Peter Child on the study materials page.)

    Course Description

    This class is an introduction to the analysis of tonal music. Students develop analytical techniques based upon concepts learned in 21M.301-21M.302. Students study rhythm and form, harmony, line and motivic relationships at local and large scale levels of musical structure. Three papers (totaling 20 pages, one to be revised) and one oral presentation are required.

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