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The History and Theory of Music

The History and Theory of Music

"'Tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass: for the which supply,
Admit me, Chorus, to this history."

- Shakespeare, Henry V, Prologue

The purpose of this unique course is to place music theory within its historical and cultural context. Musical developments will be tracked through an historical overview of Western culture and civilization, giving students a firm grasp of the fundamentals of music theory and a love and appreciation for the artistic traditions that have come down to us today.