Analysis of western (Europe, America) world (Africa, India, Indonesia) and global popular musics. Emphasis on rhythm/form, style/genre, instrumentation, and function/context. Basic music theory: notation, time signatures, subdivisions and polyrhythms. Major composers for dance (Lully, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Cage, etc.) Introduction to percussion techniques for dance accompaniment using hand drums, drumset and hand-held instruments. Introduction to basic studio techniques including microphones, recording and editing equipment, and the use of synthesizer and drum machines. Prerequisites: For dance students at the intermediate or advanced level.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM