Medieval and Early Modern Music
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- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- identify and interpret the main musical conventions and styles in music from the middle ages and early modern period;
- demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, technological and aesthetic contexts of music from the middle ages and early modern period;
- discuss and evaluate developments in printing, instrument making and vocal pedagogy in Western musical cultures;
- develop information literacy and investigative skills relevant to the practice of musicology; and
- transcribe, interpret and analyse basic primary and secondary musical sources.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
This subject introduces you to European musical traditions and developments of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, c. 1000-c.1750. A range of musical genres and styles will be explored through active listening and score analysis, while European culture and society will be studied through scholarly literary sources. There are particular focuses on the development of musical theory, notation, composition, performance practice, the printing press and musical instruments. You will gain knowledge of early music notations through active engagement with primary sources. Studies in this unit concentrate on recent trends in the research and performance of medieval and early modern music.
Assessment 1 Listening Assessment. 1000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Assessment 2 Notation Assessment. A transcription exercise and analysis. 1000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 5 Assessment 3 Notation Assessment. Transcript exercise and critical notes. 1000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 5 Assessment 4 Essay. 2000 words (equivalent). Related to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Listening Test (20%)
- Notation Assessment - A transcription exercise and analysis (20%)
- Notation Assessment - Transcript exercise and critical notes (20%)
- Essay (40%)
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