Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 3

Course code MUSI2631Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This is the third in a series of five courses that aim to develop skills and the understanding of musical organisation, structures and techniques, shared musical vocabularies, aural skills, musical representation and communication. 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. Examples from a wide diversity of musical styles are presented, including western classical, popular, jazz and world musics. This course particularly focuses on the applications of harmony that are common across these diverse styles. It also involves analysis and musical problem solving.

Available in 2014

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of harmonic processes commonly used in a variety of musical styles and eras including classical, popular, jazz and world music and their application in musical composition, performance and production
2. recognise, create and analyse significant approaches to musical organisation, with a particular emphasis on commonly used harmonic techniques, and their application in musical composition, performance and production
3. demonstrate a developed level aural recognition and transcription skills
4. demonstrate the ability analyse musical process and to communicate these analyses in written and spoken forms
5. demonstrate the ability to use a range of creative resources to solve musical problems
ContentCourse Content:
Content may include but is not limited to:

" Harmonic concepts common to a range of musical styles and eras
" Compositional procedures
" Expanded musical language and musical problem solving
" Developed music research skills, writing and analysis
" Developed musical aural perception and articulation skills
" Developed skills in music representation system
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCreative and Analytical Studies in Music 2, MUSI1632.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Class1. Aural Assessment
20% of total course assessment
approximately week 8-9
Essays / Written Assignments4. Written Assignment
30% of total course assessment. Analysis of a selection of musical works. (approximately 1250 words)
Due approximately end of semester
Other: (please specify)3. Final Composition
30% of total course assessment
Composition and analysis. Due approximately week 12
(equivalent to 1250 words)
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.
Other: (please specify)2. Notated Exercises and transcription
20% of total course assessment
Due approximately mid semester (equivalent to 500 words)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MUSI2631