Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 2

Course code MUSI1632Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This is the second in a series of five courses that aim to develop and the understanding of musical organisation, structures and techniques, shared, 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.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
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
ContentCourse content will include lectures, tutorial tasks, aural and transcription activities, rhythmic and other technical practice and student activities.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCreative and Analytical Studies in Music 1 ( MUSI 1631). The course assumes a basic understanding of music notation software.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class1. Aural Assessment #1
30% of total course assessment
Examination (c. 30 minutes) held approximately mid semester
Examination: Class2. Technical Exercises
15% of total course assessment
Composition and analysis. Due approximately mid semester (equivalent to 500 words)
Examination: Class3. Final Composition
25% of total course assessment
Composition and analysis. Due late semester
(equivalent to 1000 words)
Essays / Written Assignments4. Analysis Assignment
30% of total course assessment. Analyse a set of works. (1500 words)
To be submitted at the end of the semester.
Other: (please specify)PLEASE NOTE: This course contains two components (i) Aural and (ii) composition, analytical and listening skills. Each of the two components must be passed in order to pass this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI1632