|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||2 July 2022|
Examiner: Helen Russell
Enrolment is not permitted in MUI1013 if MUI1007 has been previously completed.
Music theory as taught in conservatoires was codified some 250 years ago. Many of the bedrock fundamentals remain the same all these years later, but contemporary music institutions must take into account the myriad developments of the 20th century and beyond. Music performers and professionals need to be able to recognise and separate the elements of music which are key to manipulating those elements in one’s own playing, arranging and composing.
This course aims to consolidate foundational music knowledge in order to facilitate a deep knowledge of those elements and enable the student to engage in meaningful musical communication, with both fellow musicians and audiences.
As a foundational course, MUI1013 will introduce students to basic requirements for the successful academic study of music. The course begins with analytical listening in a wide variety of genres. The fundamentals of traditional music theory are discovered through engagement with repertoire. A series of activities encompassing analysis, aural skills and notational literacy will guide the student through an understanding of tonality, rhythm, musical forms and expression through musical means.
Students will learn to apply conventional musical terminology to familiar sounds in order to learn to communicate musical ideas effectively, enabling creative collaboration with peers throughout the program. Formative assessment tasks will be used to develop aural and music literacy skills.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Interpret, explore and communicate using the conventions of written musical language and notation as used by professional musicians.
- Demonstrate the aural acuity to recognise rhythm, pitch difference, melodic patterns, major and minor scales, intervals, major and minor triads.
- Work independently to develop music theory skills, aural competency, and use music software.
- Recognize and deconstruct musical elements in order to understand and create musical meaning.
|1.||Analysis of music (form, melody, tonality, harmony, rhythm)||20.00|
|2.||Rhythm (stylistic attributes, beat subdivisions, notation)||10.00|
|3.||Pitch (intervals, notation)||10.00|
|4.||Scales, keys, diatonicism||20.00|
|5.||Chord construction and recognition||10.00|
|7.||Music notation software||10.00|
|8.||Arrangement and musical texture||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|AURAL SKILLS TEST||25|