Musical Analysis

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An excerpt from a bass reduction analysis of J. S. Bach's Chorale Prelude in C Minor, "Jesu meine Freude." (See this and other analysis examples by Prof. Peter Child on the study materials page.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21M.350

As Taught In

Spring 2008

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This class is an introduction to the analysis of tonal music. Students develop analytical techniques based upon concepts learned in 21M.301-21M.302. Students study rhythm and form, harmony, line and motivic relationships at local and large scale levels of musical structure. Three papers (totaling 20 pages, one to be revised) and one oral presentation are required.

Child, Peter. 21M.350 Musical Analysis, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-350-musical-analysis-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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