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HUM 2510 Music Appreciation

Course Description: Music Appreciation HUM 2510 is a basic survey of music history for the non-musician. It covers the periods from the late middle ages to the 20th century and focuses on listening and appreciation.

Textbook: Music: An Appreciation; Kamien, Roger. McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisites: HUM 2010 or HUM 2020

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Basic elements of music
  • Criteria for the critical evaluation of music
  • How music reflects the values of a given era
  • Major composers ยท Major works of famous composers
  • Student's personal taste in music, critique of

Suggested Emphases:

  • Analysis of several of the student's favorite pieces of music (3 minimum)
  • Critical reviews of different composers

Helpful Documentation:

  • Programs and materials from a variety of public performances
  • Reviews of musical performances by the student
  • Samples of the student's own musical performances
  • Recordings of the student's compositions
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