Seminar in Comparative Music Theory|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course is an introduction to the field of music theory for graduate students in ethnomusicology. The course will focus on four areas of inquiry within the field of music theory: music analysis and interpretation, history of music theory, theory pedagogy, and perception and cognition. Readings will include scholarship that interrogates and crosses the disciplinary boundaries between music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology.
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Kevin Korsyn, Decentering Music: a critique of contemporary musical research (Oxford, 2003)
Lawrence Zbikowski, Conceptualizing Music: cognitive structure, theory, and analysis (Oxford, 2002)
Mark Perlman, Unplayed Melodies: Javanese Gamelan and the Genesis of Music Theory (University of California, 2004)
Further readings by David Lewin, Carl Schachter, Richard Cohn, Joseph Kerman, Lori Burns, and Justin London.
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Weekly response papers, final research or analytical paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is designed primarily for Ph.D. candidates in Ethnomusicology, but MA students in Composition are also encouraged to enroll.
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