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MUSIC 1: Musical Genius: Exemplars in the History of Organized Sound

How does music work? A broad exploration of music as defined by three major components (i) Theories of Music (elements and parameters), (ii) Histories of Music (cultures and people), and (iii) Practitioners of Music (musicians and scholars). Lecture, discussion, guided critical listening and viewing of audio, video, and live performance, and creation of self-curated mini-projects.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 1A: Music, Mind, and Human Behavior

An introductory exploration of the question of why music is a pervasive and fundamental aspect of human existence. The class will introduce aspects of music perception and cognition as well as anthropological and cultural considerations.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 1SI: Introduction to Indian Classical Music

This is an introductory course in the classical music of India, with emphasis on learning to listen to and appreciate Indian classical music concerts. It will cover a broad overview of the two main genres of Indian classical music - Carnatic and Hindustani. We will have several in-class demonstrations of instruments unique to the Indian classical music tradition. Class meetings will include discussions of landmark performances and artists as well as fundamentals of this music style, such as Raaga (melody), Taala (rhythm), song structure, and improvisation.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MUSIC 2A: The Symphony

Symphonic literature 1750 to the present, with emphasis on developing listening skills and preparation for attending a live performance. Ability to read music not required.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 2C: An Introduction to Opera

The lasting appeal of opera as a lavishly hybrid genre from the 1600s to the present. How and why does opera set its stories to music? What is operatic singing? Who is the audience? How do words, music, voices, movement, and staging collaborate in different operatic eras and cultures? Principal works by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Britten, and Adams. Class studies and attends two works performed by the San Francisco Opera.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Grey, T. (PI)

MUSIC 4SI: Interactive Introduction to North American Taiko

Taught by Stanford Taiko members. Techniques and history. No experience necessary. May be repeated for credit. This course was initiated by Mitchell Fukumoto and Stanford Taiko.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Sano, S. (PI)

MUSIC 5SI: Insiders Guide to Music Production: The Modern Applications of Digital Audio

Learn how to produce music on computer. Class focus on achieving fluence in a digital audio workstation and fostering creativity within the music-making process. Practical mixing techniques, fundamental audio editing practices, and ow to create sounds from scratch. Final project (song) that utilizes techniques taught in class. No prior music production experience is required.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

MUSIC 6A: From Gamelan to Kabuki: Musical Traditions of Far East Asia

Introduction to the musical traditions of Far East Asia. Study of prominent examples from diverse regions with an emphasis on Indonesia, China and Japan. Exploration of ethnic, social, cultural, and global perspectives. Survey of instruments and ensembles in a wide range of performance contexts, from sacred rituals to secular dance and theater. Traditional genres and their impact on contemporary composers. No musical background required. Lectures, listening to live and recorded music, attendance of a concert, video screenings.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2009 | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MUSIC 6F: Art is My Occupation: Professional Development in Music

Open to majors and non-majors. This course is designed for students who are considering careers in performance or the music industry to explore their personal and artistic identity. Weekly guest speakers provide real world insight on topics related to professional advancement.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Lee, J. (PI)

MUSIC 7B: Musical Cultures of the World

An overview of selected musical cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Course objectives: cultivate an appreciation for the diversity of human musical expression; discover how music is used to shape social interactions and systems of meaning; develop active listening skills that can be used when encountering any music; gain a preliminary understanding of ethnomusicological concepts and vocabulary. No musical experience is necessary. Class format: Lecture, discussion, listening, guest performances, musical participation, and a concert analysis.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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