Class Readings

On this page may be found all the assigned reading materials for this course. Refer to the course schedule to know which to read for any given day. The class textbook, from which excerpts will be assigned almost every week, is at the top. All other readings are in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Many readings are freely available on the web. Those which are not are available in this password-protected subdirectory. Please email me for the password.

Cohen, Douglas, et al. – Music: Its Language History and Culture

Bakkum, Nathan C., “Listening to Music History”

Baltar, Marcos, “His Name is Joseph Boulogne, not ‘Black Mozart.'”

Granade, S. Andres, “Cracking the Code: What Notation Can Tell Us about Our Musical Values”

Nielsen, Kristina and Jessie Vallejo, “Music and Nationalism”

Ross, Alex, “Black Scholars Confront White Supremacy in Classical Music”

Schmidt-Jones, Catherine, “Rhythm”

Strayer, Hope R. – “From Neumes to Notes: The Evolution of Music Notation.”


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