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Wednesday 8/28: Introduction to Exploring Music | Hello, it’s me

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

    • “Drowning” Music Video | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, performer
    • “The Making Of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning” With Jahaan Sweet | Deconstructed”

Work Due: Joining the course site and commenting on the “Welcome” post (Due Monday 9/2 by 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 9/2

No Class (Labor Day)

Wednesday 9/4: Music and Culture | Walk it like I talk it

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 3-7; Digital Copy: 34-48

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Syllabus Quiz

Thursday 9/5: Music and Culture

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 8-14; Digital Copy: 48-62

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links: 9-5 Exploring Music Slides

Work Due: Blog #1 (Due Saturday 9/7 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 9/9: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Melody, Rhythm, Harmony) | Can we fix it?

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Physical Copy: 17-27; Digital Copy: 64-88

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 9/11: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Timbre, Texture, Form)

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Physical Copy: 28-33; Digital Copy: 89-106

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #2 (Due Saturday 9/14 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 9/16: Preserving and Reproducing Music  | Apache! Jump on it!

Reading: Chapter 15, “Music and Technology” | Physical Copy: 297-308; Digital Copy: 689-718

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Deadline for Acquiring/Gaining Access to the Textbook

Wednesday 9/18: Putting our Tools to Work | Stop, collaborate and listen

Reading: Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples” | Physical Copy: 35-40; Digital Copy: 107-122

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #3 (Due Saturday 9/21 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 9/23: Putting our Tools to Work

Reading:Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples” | Physical Copy: 41-45; Digital Copy: 123-133

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 9/25: Workshop Day | You better work

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Quiz 1; Music and… Playlist Topic Proposal (due Sunday 9/29 at 11:59pm by email)


Monday 9/30:

No Class (Rosh Hashanah)

Wednesday 10/2: Music and Film | dah dah dah dun da daahh dun da daahh

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (229-236)

Assigned Listening:

    • Flying scene from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial | John Williams, composer
    • Opening of Metropolis | Gottfried Huppertz, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #4 (Due Saturday 10/5 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 10/7: Music and Film

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (237-247)

Assigned Listening:

    • The Day the Earth Stood Still | Bernard Herrmann, composer
    • Fire festival scene from The Hidden Fortress | Masaru Sato, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None.

Wednesday 10/9:

No Class (Yom Kippur)


Monday 10/14:

No Class (Columbus Day)

Wednesday 10/16: Peer Review Day | We’re all in this together

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Revised Proposal and One Entry from your Music and… Playlist (due on paper)


Monday 10/21: Music in Concert | All of the lights

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (269-277)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: In-Class Slides 10/21

Work Due: Music and… Playlist Midterm (on paper)

Wednesday 10/23: Music in Concert

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (278-291)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: In-Class Slides 10/23

Work Due: Blog #5 (Due Saturday 10/26 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 10/28: Music and Dance | Let’s dance the night away

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (249-257)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Exploring Music Listening Quiz Study Guide

Work Due: None

Wednesday 10/30: Music and Dance

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (258-266)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #6 (Due Saturday 11/2 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 11/4: Music and Ethnicity | Where did you come from Cotton-eye Joe

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (67-76)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Exploring Music Listening Quiz Study Guide

Work Due: Listening Quiz

Wednesday 11/6: Music and Ethnicity

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (77-88)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #7 (Due Saturday 11/9 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 11/11: Music and Gender | If I were a boy

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (91-99)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 11/13: Music and Gender

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (100-111)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #8 (Due Saturday 11/16 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 11/18: Music and Spirituality | I say a little prayer for you

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (113-126)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 11/20: Music and Spirituality

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (127-136)

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

    • Example 2:
    • Example 3:
    • Example 4:

Work Due: Blog #9 (Due Saturday November 23 at 11:59pm on course site)


Monday 11/25: Music and Nation | From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

Reading: Chapter 8, “Music and Nation” ()

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Exploring Music Listening Quiz 2 Study Guide

Work Due:

Wednesday 11/27: Music and Nation

Reading: Chapter 8, “Music and Nation” ()

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links: Exploring Music Listening Quiz 2 Study Guide

Work Due: Extra Credit Concert Report (final due date Saturday 11/30 at 11:59pm by email)


Monday 12/2: Work Day

Work Due: In Class Listening Quiz

Wednesday 12/4: Work Day


Monday 12/9: Final Presentations

Work Due: Final Playlist Due (hard copy)

Wednesday 12/11: Final Presentations


Monday 12/16: Final Presentations

Final Exam Time Slot: 11am-1pm

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