Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 2

Course code MUSI1632
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This is the second in a series of five courses that aim to develop an understanding of musical organisation, structures and techniques, shared musical vocabularies, aural skills, musical representation and communication. Examples from a wide diversity of musical styles are presented. The course also provides the opportunity to apply these tools and abilities creatively in any genre or era as defined by the interest of the student. This course particularly focuses on rhythmic organisation, basic harmony and the procedures involved in analysis.

Availability

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of rhythmic and temporal techniques, organisation, basic harmonic techniques and their application in musical composition, performance and production in a variety of musical styles and eras

2. Recognise, create and analyse significant musical techniques and processes, with a particular emphasis on rhythm and temporal processes and their application in musical composition, performance and production

3. Demonstrate a basic level of aural recognition and transcription skills

4. Demonstrate the ability analyse musical process and to communicate these analyses in written and spoken forms

Content

Course content will include lectures, tutorial tasks, aural and transcription activities, rhythmic and other technical practice and student activities.

Assumed Knowledge

Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 1 ( MUSI 1631). The course assumes a basic understanding of music notation software.

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Skill based tasks including aural and notation training

Written Assignment: Rhythmic techniques

Practical Demonstration: Rhythmic Composition

Written Assignment: Analysis assignment

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term