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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.
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.
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.
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 orequivalent preparation approved by the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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
Turek, Ralph , McCarthy, Daniel William;
Theory for today's musician;
Domestic fee $877.00
International fee $4,200.00
* 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.