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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.Topics Covered in this Course• Introduction to counterpoint and fugue• Counterpoint in jazz and popular music •Chromatic harmony *Altered pre-dominants: Neapolitan sixths and augmented sixths * Altered dominants *Chromatic modulation• Analysis of music in a diverse range of styles• Sight singing and ear training
Sight-sing tonal and modal melodies within a polyphonic textureSight-read syncopated rhythmsHarmonise melodies using chromatic chords within a four-part textureRealize straightforward and short figured bass harmonisations at the keyboardAurally recognise and notate melodies in major and minor keys and modesAurally recognise and note harmonic progressions within a four-part textureAnalyse 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)
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to: • 23 hours attending lectures • 11 hours attending tutorials • 40 hours completing the Practical Musicianship Tasks • 5 hours preparing and submitting online assessments • 20 hours completing analysis assignments • 51 hours self-directed study
Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.
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.