Developing Musical Structures

Screen shot of the Impromptu interface displaying a rendering of the theme to 'The Lone Ranger'.

Screen shot of the interface of Impromptu software displaying the theme to "The Lone Ranger." (Image © Oxford University Press.)


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Fall 2002



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This course features projects which are completed using the computer music authoring environment Impromptu.  An open-source version of Impromptu is available in the tools section of this site.

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The goal of this class is practical: to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions that are at work as you make sense of the music all around you. Reflecting, we will ask how this knowledge develops in ordinary and extraordinary ways.

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Jeanne Bamberger. 21M.113 Developing Musical Structures. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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