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David Snable
Professor in the Music department
at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.5
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.2
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33 Student Ratings
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12/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C+
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

Prof Snable is one of the worst profs I've ever had. For an intro course, he thinks everyone has preliminary knowledge which sucks. Also, his tests are WAY too specific. He'll test you on something he may have only mentioned once. This was supposed to be a bird course, yet is the lowest mark I had in the term.

08/31/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

David Snable is the funniest professor at Ryerson! He's really witty, sarcastic, and passionate about music history. However, it is mandatory that you come to his class and copy his notes and memorize them for the tests, which will be easy if you it study hard. He also marks his essays/precis hard you cannot wing it.

08/31/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

David Snable is the funniest professor at Ryerson! He's really witty, sarcastic, and passionate about music history. However, it is mandatory that you come to his class and copy his notes (which can be scattered) and memorize his notes for the tests - which will be easy if you it study hard. He also marks his essays/precis hard, you cannot wing it.

06/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CMUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

My favourite prof I've ever had! He is hilarious, and loves what he teaches. He is very knowledgable and very clear. If you take good notes you will be fine for the tests. I did extremely well in the class by listening. The precis essay was of average difficulty, but if you follow his tips, you can get a great grade! Take this class!

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of my favourite professors and I've had many! Everything you need to know for the tests is written on the board when you come to class. The subject itself isn't extremely stimulating however his quirky sarcastic comments made me want to come to class even at 8 am. He's hilarious as long as you don't have a dry sense of humour and get sarcasm.

11/28/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's a fairly good professor. The test are straight forward if you study the material. However, he's an extremely hard marker for the essay. The mark you receive does not reflect your knowledge of the class materal what so ever. If he doesn't like your topic, he'll grade you unfairly.

11/25/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MUS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Not the most interesting prof but everything he talks about in class is what you get on the test. He tells you exactly what to study and you don't need the textbook, just his notes. Good course to take if you have a busy semester as mostly everything is just memorizing. Best of all, no FINAL EXAM, just two tests and an essay.

11/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

David is a very knowledgable about music; he knows his stuff. I adore his sassy little comments about 95% of the course content. Essay was a bit difficult and so were the tests, but overall I really enjoyed him. If you're interested in the course, you'll do great

09/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MUS505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Helpful prof, as he posts notes and all course texts online (no textbook). But lectures were often dry and not engaging because of his delivery although material was somewhat interesting (pop music). Quizzes are often really detailed; a lot of memorization.

08/12/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CMUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

loved the class! i love classical music therefore this class was really interesting for me. he writes really messy, mumbles a lot but other than that good prof. midterm was piece of cake & same with final. essay a bit hard, but overall enjoyed the class.

05/02/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
CMUS 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's an amusing and reasonable professor. His tests were very easy and straightforward, no textbook was required. In my opinion, he's certainly not as tough as most people make him out to be when it comes to essay-marking. If you are interested in music history or have prior knowledge, expect an easy A+.

04/25/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy marker for essays, you have to attend every class and really pay attention or you will be lost. It's hard to want to stay in his lectures because he can be extremely boring but if you put in some effort you'll get a decent grade. Didn't use the textbook at all for this class, he told us not to buy it.

06/23/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
CMUS505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mumbled speech. He tried to cram a 4 month term into 5 weeks - didnt work out well. Had to research on my own to do well. Proofread your essays!! no apostrophes in years ie. "1960s" Nice guy - no class discussions, straight up memorization. Easy tests.

03/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Mus505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

great prof

02/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
mus100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best prof ever!

02/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
mus505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The best prof ever!

08/25/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Easy exams. Require mostly memorization. Just study the notes. Hardly any readings. Marks hard on essay.

05/28/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
cmus101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

boring and useless class.hard tests and a hard marker as well.

06/15/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
MUS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tough but fair professor. Serious with his teaching. Tough on essay markings. But very responsible for his own teaching. He is good in his course knowledge. Very witty, esp. some of his dark jokes. Very helpful but firm. Enjoyed his course very much, and will take his course again.

11/15/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
MUS201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Funny guy, loved his little jokes on the side of history. Hard marker on essays for sure...vague too. But gave a flexible date for students to hand it in. Tests were easy. Generally an A grade course. But I'd say it was sometimes hard to stay awake in his class. He is sometimes hard to understand with his lisp writing on the board was a bit messy.

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