Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY-
History of the Plucked String presents an interdisciplinary view of the world family of plucked string instruments. This will be a listening course combined with readings and documentation from the history of two and three dimensional art. No prerequisites regarding expertise in reading or performing music is required of the doctoral students in this class.
-Music in the Western World-A History in Documents, Piero Weiss and Richard Tarushkin, Schirmer Books
-Guitar - An American Life by Tim Brooks, Grove Press ISBN 10:0-8021-4258-3
-What to Listen for in Music, by Aaron Copland, New American Librar/Penguin ISBN 978-0-22640-2
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Two short papers in the form of Aesthetic critiques and a final semester paper.