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Analytical and Compositional Techniques I ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Thomas Reiner

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces advanced analytical and compositional procedures in the area of tonal music. Advanced harmonic functions and aspects of voice-leading are learned through critical listening and analysis of representative works of Western concert music. Harmony exercises are used to consolidate the understanding of functional harmony.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit students will have broadened their knowledge of music theory, analysis and composition. Students will be able to understand advanced tonal procedures and chromatic harmony, conduct harmonic and voice-leading analyses of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic music, and compose short tonal progressions.

Assessment: Analysis group assessment: 20% + Harmony exercise group assessment: 20% + Aural training test: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures) per week

Prerequisites: MUS1110