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MUS 122: Intro to the Study of Music: Welcome

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Research Paper

Write a 3-5 page paper on an instructor-approved topic from an approved list.

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List of approved topics will be supplied by Dr. Phillips, but some research avenues to consider include:

  • What are the properties of musical sounds?
  • How do the basic elements of music come together?
  • Definition and types of musical texture
  • Definition and discussion of a particular instrumental form or process
  • Definition and discussion of a particular music style 
  • Definition and discussion of a particular vocal genre 
  • Description of a historical period of music 
  • Description of an instrumental form or process
  • Description of elements of music from another country/culture

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