Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 3

Course code MUSI2631
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Assumed Knowledge

Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 2, MUSI1632

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Aural Assessment

Practical Demonstration: Concept-based tasks across diverse genres and periods

Practical Demonstration: Creative and analytical tasks

Written Assignment: Written Analysis of Musical Works

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