Course

Analysis of Musical Form

Course Details

Course Number
3632
Section Number
3632
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C117A
Professor
Dr. Tim Justus (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Final Exam

12/14/2017 8:00-10:00 AM

Submission Format Policy

MUSC 3632 Analysis of Musical Form

Fall 2017

 

Course Number:   MUSC 3632 Analysis of Musical Form

Section Number: 101

Location:              FA C117 O

Class Time:          1:00-1:50

Instructor:           Dr. Tim Justus                            FA C117O

                             397-6839                                  timothy.justus@mwsu.edu

Office Hours:        MW 8:00-9:00 AM, W 2:00-4:00 PM

                             F 9:00-10:00 AM

 

Course Description:

 

MUSC 3632 is the study and analysis of musical structure beginning with phrase and period. The study of musical form includes binary, ternary, rondo, variation, imitative and sonata forms and and an introduction to contemporary formal processes.

Course Objectives:

 

Completion of the course will result in an understanding of the structure of the musical formal processes used during the common practice period of music.

 

Textbook:

 

Spencer, Peter and Peter Temko. A Practical Approach to the Study of Form in Music. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 1994.

 

Course Evaluation:

         

Instruction:

Instruction will take place in the form of presentation/demonstration, assigned reading/listening, class work, discussion, exams, quizzes and analysis projects and assignments.

 

The normal progression of coursework is as follows:

 

Except for the first week of class, expository reading is assigned from the text, followed by in class development of text content, listening, score study, analysis assignments and quizzes. The topic will culminate with an exam and analysis project, approximately every two weeks. 

 

 

Grading Scale

90-100-A

80-89-B

70-79-C

60-69-D

59- F

 

25%   Class work/ class participation

Discussion of reading assignments will be done in class in preparation for analysis assignments, exams and quizzes.

 

25%   Quizzes

Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Quizzes may not be made up.

 

25%   Exams/Analysis Project Assignments

Exams may be given over each form, generally according to text chapter. At least a week notice will be given prior to a change of exam date. Exams include listening examples. Missing an exam is highly discouraged. Make up exams are given at the convenience of the instructor. All exams will be taken in pencil. The final exam will not be weighted any heavier than other exams, but will however be cumulative, due to the nature of the course. The final exam will be given during the final exam period. The final exam may not be made up, without a valid physicians’ excuse, no exceptions. Travel or flight plans, work, concerts, lessons etc., are not valid excuses. Details about analysis projects will be given for each project.

 

Student Honor Creed:

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

 

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of the course. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will count 10% of the total grade. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.  Although the university does not provide for a strict attendance policy, absences have consequences.

  • Individuals missing 10% of class may be denied the option for makeup exams or homework
  • In borderline grade cases, attendance will be considered a factor

 

Excused absences include:

  • Attendance at authorized off-campus activities or functions.
  • Confinement to a university or other health facility when a written excuse is provided.
  • Absences incurred due to illness, documented by a doctor’s excuse. Exams and class-work missed during a period of excused absence must be made up the week following the absence
  • Family emergency with documentation

 

Special Needs:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Privacy Statement:

Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form.

 

Academic Dishonesty:  Plagiarism is the use of source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, including the Internet, without following the procedures of attributing credit, or the submission for credit of work not of the individuals to whom credit is given.  For anyone proven to be plagiarizing, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. In addition, using or permitting others to use unauthorized materials during exams; copying, providing, receiving or using exam answers from others, viewing, using or allowing others to use electronic devices during exams for the purpose of cheating will result in appropriate disciplinary action. (For all exams, cell phones will be secured in book bags, pockets, etc., and not accessible on the desktop).

 

Special Needs Statement

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you need special accommodations in the event that the building must be evacuated, please register with the Disability Support Services and make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

Conduct Statement

Behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removal of the disruptive student(s) from the class, either temporarily or permanently (instructor drop) and receiving a lower final grade up to and including an F. Depending on the nature of the behavior, the individual may be subject to further disciplinary action as per MSU policy.

Concealed Handgun Statement

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

 

Class Policies:

  • Class begins at 9:00 AM. Please have enough respect for your colleagues to be on time.
  • Bottled water, coffee, soft drinks, etc., are permitted as are small snacks. Please do not bring breakfast food (sandwiches, pancakes) to class.
  • Please take your trash with you.
  • Persons being disruptive may be asked to leave the room and in such cases will be considered absent. Disruptive activities include but are not limited to;
    • Conversing with another person in such a way that it is distracting to the class or to the instructor or creates an interruption in the class sequence
    • speaking disrespectfully to the instructor or to another person
    • use of an electronic device in such a way as to be considered by the instructor to be disruptive
    • repeatedly leaving the room
    • consumption of food of beverages in such a way as to be considered disruptive by the instructor
    • creating a circumstance or situation that disrupts the classroom decorum
    • other behavior of a nature considered to be a distraction

Writing Proficiency Requirement:

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr

 

Course Outline

Score resources are available on IMSLP “International Music Score Library Project” (IMSLP)

Recordings available through NAXOS , MSU Library, YouTube, etc.

 

Because the class does not always progress at the predicted rate, these dates are subject to modification, with sufficient advance notice. At least one week will notice will be given prior to change of assignment or exam.

 

 

Date

Topic/Text Chapter

 

Tue

Chapter 1-2: Structural Phenomenon; Structural Units

 

Thu, Aug 29

 

Quiz

Tue, Aug 31

Chapter 3 Structural Functions

 

Thu, Sep 5

 

Exam I Chapter 1-3

Tue, Sep 7

One Part Forms

 

Thu, Sep 12

Chapter 4:The Binary Principle

Analysis Project:  Binary Form

Tue, Sep 14

Binary Forms/Rounded Binary

 

Thu, Sep 19

Other Binary Forms

 

Tue, Sep 21

Chapter 5:Ternary Principle

 

Thu, Sep 26

Composite Forms

 

Tue, Sep 28

 

Exam III Chapter 5 Ternary Forms

Thu, Oct 3

Chapter 6: Imitative Forms/Invention/Canon

 

Tue, Oct 5

Fugue

 

Thu, Oct 10

 

 

Tue, Oct 12

 

Exam IV Imitative Forms

Thu, Oct 17

Chapter 7 Variation Procedures

 

Tue, Oct 19

 

 

Thu, Oct 24

 

Exam IV

Tue, Oct 26

Chapter 8: Sonata Form

 

Thu, Oct 31

Exposition

 

Tue, Nov 2

Development/Recapitulation

 

Thu, Nov 7

Variations in the Sonata Form

 

Tue, Nov 9

 

Analysis Project: Sonata Form

Thu, Nov 14

 

 

Tue, Nov 16

Chapter 9: Rondo Forms/First and Second Rondo Form

 

Thu, Nov 21

Sonata Rondo

Analysis Project: Rondo Form

Tue, Nov 27

Chapter 10: Atypical Forms/ Contemporary Forms

 

Thu, Nov 29

 

 

Tue, Dec 5

 

 

Thu, Dec 7

 

 

 Dec 14, 2017

Final Exam

Exam VII

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.