Aug 18, 2019  
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MUS 334 - Orchestration

4 credits
Musicians must be conversant with the instruments commonly used in compositions in western music. This course will study each instrument in the common-practice orchestra and include its history, construction, timbre (tonal quality) and individual writing techniques endemic to its tonal color. As the course progresses, these instruments will be combined into families (string, woodwind, brass and percussion) and then finally as a full orchestra. Students will work with music writing software and instrumental sampling software so they can hear the results of their orchestrations. Prerequisite: MUS 303  or permission of the instructor. Signature of instructor required for registration. Offered fall semester in alternate years.



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