MUSA201-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Harmony and Score-Reading

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017


This course will enable students to develop aural and notation skills in complex rhythmic, melodic and harmonic processes and skills in music analysis techniques including the analysis of orchestral scores. Students will also learn to conduct from a four-part score and/or perform a simple keyboard reduction from an orchestral score.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will:
*  Have acquired an appropriate analytical lexicon;
*  Be able to conduct from a four-part vocal score and a chamber music score (up to four parts) and/or perform a simple reduction on keyboard from a straightforward orchestral score;
*  Harmonize tonal, modal and chromatic melodies;
*  Be able to analyse tonal and post-tonal works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation, and identify significant musical elements and structural devices;
*  Be able to aurally recognise aurally and notate two- and three-part syncopated rhythms, aurally recognise and notate short tonal, modal and post-tonal melodies, and aurally recognise and notate harmonic progressions (including some extended tonal harmonies);

and have further developed the following transferable skills:
*  Skills in self-organisation, time management, the meeting of deadlines and - through the individual tests - 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).



MUSI 271

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Timetable Note


Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
*  24 hours attending let tires
*  12 hours attending tutorials
*  6 hours attending "musicianship singing" class
*  20 hours preparing for the individual assessments
*  30 hours completing the analysis assignments
*  58 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Glenda Keam


Francis Yapp


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 22 Aug 2017 20% Involving written and aural components.
Test 2 17 Oct 2017 20% Involving written and aural components.
Indvidual Assessment 21 Aug 2017 10% Conducting/score-reading
Individual Assessment 16 Oct 2017 20% Conducting/score-reading
Analysis assignment 1 14 Aug 2017 10%
Analysis Assignment 25 Sep 2017 10%
Analysis Assignment 12 Oct 2017 10%


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:

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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