Composing for Acoustic Keyboards

Course Number
CM-261
Description

An introduction for the non-pianist to the fundamentals of composing music that is suited to acoustic instruments. Emphasis is placed on writing melodies and chords that fit the hand comfortably. In addition, importance will be given to creating keyboard figuration that suggests the continuation of melodic lines. The student learns how to elaborate a chordal style of keyboard writing to one that is more expansive and florid with a wide variety of figurations.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
HR-112
Electable By
COMP, CWPR, FILM, and SONG majors
Required Of
None
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston Campus
Department
COMP
Course Chair
Richard Carrick

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