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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.
Students will attend lectures, harmony laboratories, and "Musicianship Singing" classes.
Students who pass this course will be able to:* Write, perform and sight-sing uncomplicated key-based and modal melodies (up to 7 sharps/flats), sight-read and perform 1- and 2-part rhythms with some degree of syncopation, and sing the lower line of a simple two-part diatonic phrase while the upper part is played by the tutor;* Recognise and identify key-based melodic structures and elements (up to 7 sharps/flats) and intervals (up to P12th), and understand and label harmonic progressions that commonly occur within a key;* Form, perform and notate diatonic harmonisations of short melodies on keyboard or guitar;* Aurally recognise and notate rhythms and melodies in major and minor keys and modes, and notate simple harmonic sequences and short two-part phrases;* Perform straightforward analyses of short musical works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation.
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.
MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Use of TechnologyThis 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
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 0–39In 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.
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.