Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 4

Course code MUSI2632Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This is the forth 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. 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 developed and advanced harmonic procedures, analysis and musical problem solving.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of harmonic techniques and processes that are specific to certain 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 those developed harmonic techniques, and their application in musical composition, performance and production
3. demonstrate a advanced 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 will include lectures, tutorial tasks, aural and transcription activities, technical practice exercises and other student activities.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCreative and Analytical Studies in Music 3 (MUSI2631)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class1. Aural Assessment
approximately week 8-9
Examination: Class2. Compositional Exercises
Assignment. Due approximately mid semester (equivalent to 500 words)
Examination: Class3. Final Composition
Composition and analysis. Due approximately week 12
(equivalent to 1250 words)
Essays / Written Assignments4. Written Assignment
30% of total course assessment. Analysis of a selection of musical work(s). Due end of semester
Other: (please specify)PLEASE NOTE: This course contains two components (i) Aural and (ii) composition, analytical and research 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