Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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


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


This course has similarities to MUSI2731. If you have successfully completed MUSI2731 you cannot enrol in this course.

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