MUSA100-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Essentials in Music Techniques

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course provides students with skills in musicianship, music theory & creative composition. Students will have a good understanding of chords and chord progressions, melodic patterns and notation systems, and will have acquired skills in sight singing and melodic dictation.

This course will introduce students to the building blocks of music. After completing this course, you will have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, harmony, and creative composition. In the course, you will learn to compose and harmonise melodies, sight-sing from notation, notate the music you hear, and analyse and use chord structures. These skills are applicable to all genres and styles of music.
MUSA100 is a core course in the MusB and in the BA in Music. It is also a gateway to the higher level theory, musicianship, and composition courses. Many students from other programmes also take MUSA100 as a standalone course, and you are very welcome to do this.

Learning Outcomes

· Understand basic music notation, key structures and elements and intervals and understand and label common diatonic cadences and chord progressions.
· create, notate, and harmonise melodies
· Aurally identify and notate rhythms and melodies in major and minor keys and modes.
· Sight-sing simple melodies and rhythms.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Restrictions

MUSI107

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 003 Music
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 003 Music (22/2-29/3)
A6 Lecture Theatre (26/4-31/5)
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Fine Arts 122
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 122
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Fine Arts 122
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Timetable Note

Workload
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:

• 23 hours attending lectures
• 11 hours attending tutorials
• 40 hours completing the Practical Musicianship Tasks
• 10 hours completing online assessments
• 66 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Francis Yapp

Lecturers

Roger Buckton and Reuben de Lautour

Tutor

Kim Wood

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Practical Musicianship Task 1 10%
Practical Musicianship Task 2 10%
Practical Musicianship Task 3 10%
Practical Musicianship Task 4 10%
Individual Rhythm Assessment 10%
Individual Sight-Singing Assessment 10%
Online Test 20%
Online Test 20%


Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

All MUSA100 Occurrences

  • MUSA100-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023