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Undergraduate | UNE-MUSI110 | 2024

Music Theory and Analysis 1

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Analyse elements including pitch, rhythm and metre, modality, tonality, harmony, texture, four-part writing and counterpoint. Learn through theoretical examples and problems.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
16 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 21 Oct 2024
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Music Theory and Analysis 1

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. solve elementary melodic and harmonic exercises;
    2. describe accurately and analyse a number of musical textures from musical scores;
    3. identify and write melodies and simple harmonies in all major and minor keys;
    4. identify and realise simple figured bass; and
    5. understand and apply first and second species counterpoint rules.

Entry requirements


A working knowledge and practical application of the rudiments of music and music notation is required. Students without this background should first enrol in UNE-MUSI111 before taking UNE-MUSI110.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - 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. Students will be required to source and install music software to complete this unit. The Unit Coordinator will provide advice on this process at the beginning of the unit. Software purchases required for this unit will be published in the Course and Unit Catalogue prior to enrolment. Please refer students to link for requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period. Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Music

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Diploma in Music Technology

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