MUSA101-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Continued development of students' skills in music analysis, harmony (including SATB part writing) and musicianship (sight singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and keyboard harmonisation).

This course builds on the musicianship and theory training begun in MUSA 100. Students will gain skills in writing for four-part choir, using the keyboard as a tool for harmony and analysis, hearing and analysing chord progressions, analysing music in different styles and genres, sight-singing, and notating music hear by ear. The course will be of interest to musicians from different genres of art and popular music.

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.


MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School


MUSI112, MUSI171

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 209
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Fine Arts 209
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Fine Arts 209
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Francis Yapp


Courtney Hickmott and Kimberley Wood


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Practical Harmony Task 1 10%
Practical Harmony Task 2 10%
Analysis Assignment 1 10%
Analysis Assignment 2 10%
Individual Rhythm Assessment 10%
Individual Sight-Singing Assessment 10%
In-class Test 1 20%
Individual Test 2 20%

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

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Turek, Ralph , McCarthy, Daniel William; Theory for today's musician ; Second edition; Routledge, 2014.

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 .

All MUSA101 Occurrences

  • MUSA101-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023