RCHUMS 252 - Topics in Musical Expression
Section: 001 Improvisation
Term: FA 2007
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will utilize improvisation (not genre-specific) as the catalyst for creating and performing music. Because improvisation is a performance-based medium, the prospective student must be reasonably comfortable performing on an instrument or voice. Everyone will be expected to improvise during each class and in a variety of settings including solo, chamber and large-group work. The instructor will lead the class in various scenarios, structures and forms designed to stimulate creative and listening skills. Throughout the term, students will also work on self-directed solo and group projects. We will listen to recorded works during every meeting, and several listening exams will be given throughout the term. The final exam will include a concert of improvised music in the East Quad Auditorium. Three concert reports will also be required. Students must provide their own instruments, which may be acoustic, electric, found and/or vocal. Those using electric instruments will need to provide their own amplification. Laptops and turntables are welcome.

RCHUMS 252 - Topics in Musical Expression
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
3RC Ugrd
MW 12:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (LAB)
2RC Ugrd
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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