AFR 242
Introduction to the Music of John Coltrane Fall 2009
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed MUS 241 / AFR 242
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This course offers the serious music student an opportunity to study the unique body of work produced by saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (1926-1967). The course traces the evolution of Coltrane’s compositional and performance styles in the context of the musical and cultural environment in which they developed. Emphasis placed on Coltrane’s musical style, representing a unique synthesis of influences, including jazz, world, and European Classical music and spirituality. Substantial reading assignments, including a biography and related criticism, as well as detailed score analysis and study, are required.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1993
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation based on in-class participation and preparation, quizzes on assigned readings, midterm and final examinations
Extra Info: evaluation also based on participation in an in-class group analysis presentation, and a final paper involving musical analysis of a Coltrane composition or recorded performance
Prerequisites: Music 103 and/or 212 strongly recommended; musical literacy sufficient to deal with the material and /or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Music students
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
MUS 241 Division I AFR 242 Division II
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives

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