Name Instructor Course Date Connecting Music with Civil Engineering Music is connected with civil engineering in many ways. Some elements connect to the art design and construction of structures in civil engineering. Elements such as harmony texture dynamics rhythm and proportion are connected to architecture works. To start with rhythm and architecture are related in many ways. Rhythm has a lot to do with a pattern which is in the form of beat and repetition. In music beat and repetition are applied to show the rhythm of a particular work of art in music. Whereas in civil engineering rhythm can also be achieved when different patterns are engaged in the construction of structures such as buildings (Funk 23). Still in the rhythm element in music there are varieties of that can be connected from music and civil engineering. Random rhythm- this will involve repeating certain aspects with no specified regular variation is a technique that involves materials being repeated in an alternated form. The alterations can involve; harmony melody rhythm counterpoint and timbre. The above elements create variations in a specified music genre. On the other hand variation is also connected to civil engineering. For instance the change of layers in the construction of roads and putting foundations involves variation. Apart from the layers heights of buildings can also form part of variation. The civil engineers have the knowledge and skills on how to vary heights of building according to slope of land. In conclusion music is connected to civil engineering in various ways. Some elements are related to music and civil engineering. For instance elements such as rhythm pattern proportion dynamics variation and repetition connect music with civil engineering. References Funk Eric. Sound Thinking: It's All Music: How Music Connects with Everything. Kendall Hunt Pub Co 2015. Print. [...]
SEMESTER PAPER The value of a liberal arts school surrounded by professional schools is that it potentially provides unique opportunities. One aspect involves applied interdisciplinary critical thinking strategies for problem solving. You will be involved with problem identification and problem solving regardless of your field and future employment. The more vectors of entry you have, the higher the probability that you will discover innovative solutions. Toward that end, for this course you will write a 5-7 page, double-spaced major paper speaking to correlates between music and your major/professional discipline. No APA or MLA format and no bibliography are required. This is an essay. You need to figure out equivalents to melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in your field of endeavor. Once you understand music terminology, you will have a better grasp of how music works. You will become increasingly aware of how small elements of design are organized into patterns that are developed to extremes through repetition, sequence, and variation. I will post some sample papers from MSU students who have taken this course in the past, reveal various approaches to how others have unpacked and successfully realized this assignment. While at first this obviously abstract assignment might seem impossible in general or specifically to your major course of study, it will become increasingly clear how the title of my book “Sound Thinking: It’s ALL Music – How Music Connects with Everything” is a valuable perspective, makes this course relevant to your academic pursuits in a very unique way.