Rhythm is music’s heartbeat, vital yet largely invisible to academic discourse. In this class, we will think about rhythm theoretically, analytically, and creatively. The class alternates between theoretical discussions and analytical “case studies” of Western and non-Western music. Since rhythm must be understood with the body, each class will include a hands-on component, to help students embody concepts through performance tricks and techniques related to rhythmically challenging music.
Spring 2020 Class Schedule
T, Th, 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM