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.
Music Theory and Analysis 1
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- solve elementary melodic and harmonic exercises;
- describe accurately and analyse a number of musical textures from musical scores;
- identify and write melodies and simple harmonies in all major and minor keys;
- identify and realise simple figured bass; and
- understand and apply first and second species counterpoint rules.
- 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.
Harmony is an important element of musical structure in many styles. Whether you play music for personal enjoyment or you are on the path to a musical career as a teacher, performer, producer or writer, a deeper understanding of harmonic structures will be of great use. You will begin by learning foundational harmony and analysis skills including pitch, rhythm and meter, modality, tonality, harmony and texture, four part writing and counterpoint. Your musicianship will improve as you focus on written work and analysis through theoretical examples and problems from a range of styles and musical periods from Baroque to the present day.
Assessment 1: 1000 words equivalent. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5;
Assessment 2: 1000 words equivalent. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 5;
Online Quizzes: 400 words equivalent. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Take Home Examination: 1250 words equivalent. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5.
- Assessment 1 (30%)
- Assessment 2 (30%)
- Online Quizzes (10%)
- Take Home Examination (30%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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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.
- 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: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- 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.
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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