History of Music – 1 – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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HISTORY OF MUSIC – 1 4 0 0 4

HISTORY OF WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND EARLY MUSIC

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

To understand the music of various periods from ancient times.

UNIT 1                                                   12

Introduction to Western Classical and Ancient Music, Early music including medieval, Ars Antiqua (1170-1310), Ars Nova (1310-1377), Ars Subtilior (1360-1420), Characteristic features of Early music
UNIT 2                                                   12

Monophonic, Polyphonic, Sacred Gregorian Chant, Choral Music, Secular Music

UNIT 3                                                    12

Motet, Monophonic Songs, Themes, Composers- Leonin and Petrus de Cruse

UNIT 4                                                    12

Classification of instruments, Chordophones, Aerophones, Membranophones, Idiophones

UNIT 5                                                     12

Notation writing for the following in Treble Clef and Bass clef, C Major G,F, Minor – A,E,D, Chromatic scales, Pentatonic scales, Blues Scale, Tones, Semitones, Intervals, Diatonic, Bars, Bars lines, double bar, Time signatures, Key Signatures, Accidentals, Rests, dotted rests, Arpeggios and Triads

Total:                                                            60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Understand early music and its characteristics

CO-2: Understand various musical forms like monophonic and polyphonic.

CO-3: Understand the forms and characteristics of composers Leonin and Petrus de Cruse

CO-4: Understand the classification of Musical instruments

CO-5: Understand the notation system used in Western music

TEXT BOOK:

The History Of Classical Music By Richard Fawkes.
The History Of Western Music By J Peter Burkholder
Concise History of Western Music. Barbara Russano Hanning, Donald Jay Grout. W.W. Norton & Company. 2009.

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