Screen shot of the interface of Impromptu software displaying the theme to "The Lone Ranger." (Image © Oxford University Press.)
This course features projects which are completed using the computer music authoring environment Impromptu. An open-source version of Impromptu is available in the tools
section of this site. Listen
to the theme from "The Lone Ranger" as played on Impromptu. (0.4 kb MIDI file - can be played using QuickTime
The goal of this class is practical: to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions that are at work as you make sense of the music all around you. Reflecting, we will ask how this knowledge develops in ordinary and extraordinary ways.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.