MUSA200-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course develops skill in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic procedures, further music analysis techniques, sight-singing and sight-reading skills, including inner parts and counter-rhythms and extended harmonizations using keyboard or guitar.

This course develops students’ understanding of harmony, tonality, and metre in an aural and written context. Students will learn to recognise, notate, and analyse chromatic harmony, to improvise and write basic polyphony, to analyse musical metre, and to build on sight-singing and melodic and harmonic dictation and transcription skills developed in MUSA101.

Topics Covered in this Course
• Introduction to counterpoint and fugue
• Mixing modes and modal borrowing
• Chromatic third relationships
• Altered pre-dominants: neapolitan sixths and augmented sixths
• Altered dominants
• Embellishing diminished seventh chords
• Chromatic modulation
• Triadic extensions

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will be able to:
  • Sight-sing tonal and modal melodies within a polyphonic texture
  • Sight-read syncopated rhythms
  • Harmonise melodies using chromatic chords within a four-part texture
  • Realize straightforward and short figured bass harmonisations at the keyboard
  • Aurally recognise and notate melodies in major and minor keys and modes
  • Aurally recognise and note harmonic progressions within a four-part texture
  • Analyse short musical works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation, identifying significant musical elements and structural devices and demonstrating an appropriate analytical lexicon.

    Students will also gain transferable skills:
  • Skills in self-organisation, time management, the meeting of deadlines and, through the individual tests, skills performance under pressure.
  • Skills in transferring information from one dimension to another (e.g. from sight to sound and from sound to sight)
  • Skills in understanding how symbol systems (e.g. music notation) can be used to build large comprehensive structures (e.g. complete musical works)
    • 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.



MUSI 220

Timetable Note


Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
*  24 hours attending lectures
*  12 hours attending tutorials
*  40 hours completing the Practical Musicianship Tasks
*  75 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Francis Yapp


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 15% Involving written and aural components
Test 2 15% Involving written and aural components
Short Test 1 10% Rhythm and sight-singing
Practical Harmony Task 1 5%
Practical Harmony Task 2 15%
Practical Harmony Task 3 10%
Analysis Assignment 1 15%
Analysis Assignment 2 15%

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,000.00

* 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 MUSA200 Occurrences

  • MUSA200-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020