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MUSC 245/2450 - Arab Music Theory I (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
  ,  and MUSC 1800. Concurrent with  .

Description
Students will review the elementary concepts of jinses (Arab tri-, tetra-, or pentachord), maqamat (Arab music modes), and doroob (Arab rhythm) notation. The course quickly progresses through maqam construction, jins intervals, darb construction, and fundamental concepts of Arab music texture and instrumentation. By the end of the semester, students will be able to compose Arab music simple forms, spell jinses and maqamat, and will begin to understand maqamat families and how to modulate between maqam family members, and the takht (traditional Arab music ensemble) notation and scoring.



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