MUS 174 Spring 2015 The Singing Voice: Styles and Meaning

Also offered Fall 2014

What makes an opera singer sound different than a rock singer? Why can't one convincingly sing in the style of the other? And why is the former granted a higher status and the latter a wider audience? This course examines the world of singing styles and engages these styles from multiple angles: through listening, readings, film viewing and, above all, through singing. The class will learn the basics of yodeling, Tuvan throat singing, Hindustani singing, belting among other styles and will explore the cultural and historical contexts of each.
Class Format: lecture/studio/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on one quiz, two papers, and a final project
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: underclassmen
Department Notes: MUS Group A Electives--classes 2015 and 2016
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: MUS Group A Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19 F, 12 S
Expected Enrollment: 19 F, 12 S
Class Number: 3829
MUS 174 - 01 (S) LEC The Singing Voice Division 1: Languages and the Arts Brad Wells
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Chapin Boardroom 3829
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