NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MUSC 2300 - Principles of Arranging

This course serves as an introduction to the methods of arranging for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Topics include reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, and development of formal structures. Students will also survey the characteristics and limitations of various acoustic and electronic instruments.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

MUSC 1040 Written Theory II or permission of instructor

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 2300 Principles of Arranging, the student will:

  1. Identify the ranges and unique characteristics of common instruments used in popular and classical styles.
  2. Evaluate model arrangements through score study.
  3. Combine melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic material to create a musically satisfying arrangement.
  4. Describe basic formal structures.
  5. Notate arrangements both on paper and with music notation software.

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