david bard-schwarz
  • MUTH 5360: Analytical Techniques II, Summer 2017
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, (plus one Friday, June 9) 2 lectures per day: online
  • Instructor: Dr. David Bard-Schwarz
  • Office: MU 104
  • E-mail: david.schwarz@unt.edu
  • Office Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to noon Central Standard Time

In this course we will listen to and analyze music of the common practice era (1700-1900); our work will be divided among 3 units: 1) diatonic and chromatic harmony, 2) text and music: the Lied, 3) form: the Concerto and the Sonata.

There will be two videotaped lectures per class (as shown on the syllabus in black font with arabic numbers). Each lecture will be compressed and uploaded to the website by 5 p.m. on the day listed. I expect you to watch the lecture; take notes on it; and have questions for me during office hours. I will be available for questions by telephone, email, or skype during those hours.

You'll send me papers via email by the due dates; I'll print them out, comment on them, scan them, and send them back to you with comments. Everyone will download readings, listen to music and lectures online. The only difference is that online people must watch and study the video lessons each day fully absorbing their ideas, references, and meanings. For online people, questions and comments on the lessons will take place remotely via email. For people taking the course live, in-class discussion will take the place of online questions and comments.

All course materials are present on this website in the form of pdf files (that you may download) and audio and video files to which you may listen on line.

Grades will be determined as follows: (papers will loose 1/3 a letter per hour late).

  • Paper #1 on diatonic and chromatic harmony = 33%
  • Paper #2 on text and music = 33%
  • Paper #3 on the sonata= 33%
  • All papers must be double-spaced, with 12 point font, 1 inch margins, and your name on each page (no cover pages); please write your name as: First Name + Last Name

The papers will be due at noon, Central Standard Time, USA on the dates stated.

I will comment on your papers and assign grades as notes added to pdf files. Please make sure when you save to pdf that you do not save to pdf/a, pdf/e, or pdf/x protocols. If you are using your own computers that probably won't happen. But if you go to some lab, internet cafe, or other establshment of questionable cybernectic hygiene, you may (without knowing it) save to one of those protocols. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to read my comments. Download it now! Adobe Acrobat Reader for Machintosh or Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC