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MUSIC 296 Music Theory 4

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    Great Discussions

    Background Knowledge Expected

    Many Small Assignments

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    • Profile picture
    Sep 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course was so helpful in understanding music theory. It was presented in a very understandable and simple way. It was also interesting!

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was being able to do hands on projects as a class. I had never done hands on proyectos in theory before and I found that this was really helpful in understanding more fully the subject.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Work hard and don't get behind

    • Winter 2017
    • Hicks,M
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Aug 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because it offers a deeper study and look into music that isn't as well-known or appreciated by classical musicians.

    Course highlights:

    Not only did we learn a lot about music, but we learned a lot about different ways to look at the world. I learned how to be a better appreciator of what surrounds be everyday.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay ahead on assignments and attend class. If you do this, you will be successful!

    • Fall 2016
    • Sam Richards
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Aug 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Richards is a critical thinker who openly analyzes music from the proper distance. He is neither distracted by his biases nor unaware of valid artistic criticism. He animates students to forge their own paths to theoretical musical understanding without losing the critical eye available only through guided research.

    Course highlights:

    I wrote an essay on a single chord as it related to film music culture for over a half century. I was given the freedom to investigate on my own terms and the guidance to coalesce my findings into a cohesive statement. I was able to declare my opinions boldly and with strong support.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Play through everything, listen to it, challenge it, don't complain. You'll appreciate it in a year.

    • Winter 2015
    • Sam Richards
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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