MUSA200-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Description

This course develops skill in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic procedures, further music analysis techniques, sight-singing and sight-reading skills, including inner parts and counter-rhythms and extended harmonizations using keyboard or guitar.

This course will enable students to strengthen their abilities to understand, recognise and notate rhythms and counter-rhythms; develop skills of music analysis; create and perform extended harmonisations of melodies on keyboard or guitar; sight-read and perform rhythmic counterpoint; sight-sing a melodic line from within a four-part score; and realise given harmonisations (from jazz notation and/or figured bass).

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will be able to:
*  Sight-sing tonal and modal melodies with a degree of chromaticism, sight-read and perform syncopated rhythms and counter-rhythms, and sight-sing one line from within a four-part diatonic phrase while the other parts are played by the tutor;
*  Form and notate harmonisations of tonal and modal melodies, and sing the melodies while self-accompanying on keyboard or guitar;
*  Realise straightforward and short figured bass harmonisations at the keyboard and/or perform chord sequences on guitar from notated jazz chord symbols;
*  Aurally recognise and notate two-part simply syncopated rhythms; aurally recognise and notate melodies in major and minor keys and modes with a degree of chromaticism, and aurally recognise and notate harmonic sequences (including some extended tonal harmonies) and uncomplicated melodic counterpoint (up to three parts);
*  Perform straightforward analyses of short musical works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation, identifying significant musical elements and structural devices and demonstrating an appropriate analytical lexicon.

Students will also gain transferable skills:
*  Skills in self-organisation, time management, the meeting of deadlines and, through the individual tests, skills performance under pressure;
*  Skills in transferring information from one dimension to another (eg, from sight to sound and from sound to sight);
*  Skills in understanding how symbol systems (eg, music notation) can be used to build large comprehensive structures (eg, complete musical works).

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

MUSI 220

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 A7 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Music 212 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
02 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Music 212 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun

Timetable Note

Workload

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
*  24 hours attending lectures
*  12 hours attending tutorials
*  40 hours completing the Practical Musicianship Tasks
*  75 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Francis Yapp

Tutors

Hamish Oliver , Mark Menzies and Glenda Keam

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 04 Apr 2017 20% Involving written and aural components
Test 2 30 May 2017 20% Involving written and aural components
Short Test 1 28 Mar 2017 10% Rhythm and sight-singing
Short Test 2 23 May 2017 10% Rhythm and sight-singing
Practical Harmony Tasks (3) 20% Assessed in tutorials in weeks 4, 8, 12
Analysis Assignment 1 30 Mar 2017 10%
Analysis Assignment 2 18 May 2017 10%

Notes

Use of Technology

This course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course.  Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.

You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools.  LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials.  For help using LEARN, refer to: http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2157

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:

A+  90–100;    A   85–89;    A-  80–84;    B+   75–79;    B 70–74;    B-   65–69;     C+  60–64;     C  55–59;     C- 50–54;     D  40–49;   E  0–39
In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $817.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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