Aesthetics of Music

Roger Savage

Aesthetics of Music

Ethnomusicology department

Roger Savage

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Overall 4.4
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Easiness of class 2.4
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Workload 2.0
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Clarity of professor 4.8
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Helpfulness of professor 4.4
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  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Spring 2016
25.9%
21.6%
17.3%
13.0%
8.6%
4.3%
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Winter 2014
72.7%
60.6%
48.5%
36.4%
24.2%
12.1%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Jan. 2, 2021
Grade Received: A

The class itself was not that hard, but obviously, if you want that "A" grade, you have to put in the effort. Professor Savage is great overall and extremely helpful when you ask him questions about the material. He provided all the information and resources to earn a decent grade. All of the assignments submitted for grading were essays. So, 2 essays (each worth 15% of grade), plus the Midterm (30%) and Final exam (40%). The Midterm exam consisted of 2 essays (2-4 pages each) and the Final exam consisted of 4 essays (again, 2-4 pages each). But, I would suggest writing more pages than the minimum required. I highly recommend attending the lectures live to be able to ask questions if necessary. I am not a music major and was initially worried that the course would be difficult, but it was very doable. Take him if you want to learn about the history of Western music and its aesthetics.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 20, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Interesting class but it is more about music history than aesthetics. Professor Savage explains things clearly but the lectures can get very repeatative especailly towards the end of the year. If you go to all the lectures and the discussions (very good for a summary of the lecture material) you really dont need the course reader at all. The tests are multiple choice and easy if you are good at memorizing, but there is no curve and the wording/vocabulary can throw a lot of people off.

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  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Would Take Again
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