MUSA101-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course develops competence in rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic procedures, fundamental music analysis techniques, sight-singing and sight-readings skills and simple harmonizations using keyboard or guitar.

The course offers students an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic notation and theory; to learn fundamental approaches to music analysis; develop aural skills with competence in rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic dictation; strengthen their abilities to sight-sing, sight-read music and to create and perform simple harmonisations of diatonic melodies on keyboard.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will:

  • Have highly-developed aural skills, including competence in sight-singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation;
  • Have an understanding of tonal harmony, including diatonic harmony and simple chromatic harmony;
  • Be able to harmonise simple melodies, and perform these harmonisations at the keyboard;
  • Be able to analyse music from score (including scores using C-clefs and transposing instruments);
  • Be able to discern patterns in complex information.
    • 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.

Pre-requisites

MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School

Restrictions

MUSI112, MUSI171

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Fine Arts 209 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Fine Arts 209 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Fine Arts 209 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 24 hours attending lectures
• 10 hours attending keyboard tutorials
• 6 hours attending “musicianship singing” class
• 20 hours completing the ‘practical harmony’ tasks
• 20 hours completing the analysis assignments
• 70 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Francis Yapp

Lecturer

Glenda Keam

Tutor

Matthew Everingham

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Practical Harmony Task 1 10% Will be assessed no later than the end of your normal allocated laboratory session in week 6.
Practical Harmony Task 2 10% Will be assessed no later than the end of tyour normal allocated laboratory session in week 12.
Analysis Assignment 1 10%
Analysis Assignment 2 10%
Individual Sight-Singing & Rhythm Assessment 10% Will take place during class time
Individual Sight-Singing Assessment 10% Will take place during class time.
In-class Test 1 20%
In-class Test 2 20%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Turek, Ralph. , McCarthy, Daniel William; Theory for today's musician; 2nd ed; Routledge, 2014 (Also Ralph Turek and Daniel McCarthy, Workbook to Accompany Theory for Today’s Musician, 2nd edn (New York: Routledge, 2014) These books can be bought from the University Bookshop. There is also a companion website to the textbook, http://www.rou).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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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