21M.113 Developing Musical Structures

Fall 2002

Screen shot of the interface of Impromptu software displaying the theme to The Lone Ranger.
Screen shot of the interface of Impromptu software displaying the theme to "The Lone Ranger." (Image © Oxford University Press.)

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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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Jeanne Bamberger

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

*Translations