History of the instruments of Western music from the Middle Ages to the Present.
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At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Knowledge of musical instruments and their history.
The course shows the evolution of instruments in the history of Western music. It consists of a presentation based on many documents and iconographic sound. Each instrument is presented in its socio-cultural and musical, so that students can identify the resources and limitations. A portion of the course is devoted to the reading of scores, to show how the instruments are operated in the orchestra and various instrumental formations.
As part of the course, a visit to the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels is planned. Visits instrument workshops are also possible.
Lectures illustrated with Powerpoint presentations.
The examination is scored according to the historical and theoretical knowledge of the student and observation capability.