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Music 111 and 111H introduces students to the common musical tools (like instruments and notation) and the musical languages (like melody, harmony, and different styles) by presenting you with some of the great music of Europe and the United States between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. It may be new to you, but this is music that has passed the test of time.

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Why study music?

"Musical meaning is vague, mutable, and, in the end, deeply personal. Still, even if history can never tell us exactly what music means, music can tell us something about history" (Ross, The Rest is Noise [2007], xvii). Music not only entertains but inspires and educates as well, which makes it a political and social tool. Since music reflects influences of both time and place, understanding music helps understand people. Studying music shapes your experience as a learner and tastes as a listener

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Music Apprec. textbook

A textbook is required for all students taking MUS 111, 112, and 113. Be sure to buy the eleventh edition


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