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MUS420: The Compositional Process

This course continues the emphasis on original composition begun in Music 410. Increasingly complex and sophisticated works are attempted.

This course continues the emphasis on original composition begun in Music 410. Increasingly complex and sophisticated works are attempted. Through the analysis of selected works, students will find guidance and inspiration for their own compositional efforts. Topics covered are the interrelationship of harmony and counterpoint, instrumental and keyboard textures, figured bass, variation forms, modulation, and binary form.