Music, Sound, and Style
This course is a study of the components of music (e.g. rhythm, melody, harmony, form, etc.) by listening to styles from different places and times, ranging from current popular artists to classical, jazz, and world music.
Students will attend concerts offered at Duke and the surrounding communities, offering written commentary on the musical phenomena witnessed or experienced during listening experiences.
Expect frequent discussion and participatory musical exercises exploring the shared and unique aspects of these styles, their historical and cultural links, and how they shape our tastes and ideas.