Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Buchanan is an amazing professor. She is extremely knowledgeable, worldly, fair, and interesting. She really knows about the course material. Art Music is a little bit of a boring class, truth be told. Some days you really aren't interested in the material. However, Buchanan makes it interesting. There will be really great discussions as this class makes you question what constitutes the definition of music, so be prepared for participation!
The best part about this class was the conversations between students and the students and professors. This course is very open-ended; there aren't a lot of wrong answers. Share your opinions, think your own thoughts. You will learn a lot about different ideas and different cultures in this class.
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Be prepared for listening assignments, and be able to describe the texture of the music. These will be a little bit harder pieces than you've listened to, probably from remote places around the world (that you might not even consider music!). Always participate, you will get the most out of the class by forming your own thoughts and opinions.