2007 FCT110 Tonal Theory

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Required unit for BMus students


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FCT110 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [F2K] [F2Q] [F3K] [F3M] [F3S] [G3C] [L3J] [R2B] [R3A] [R3N]
This unit can be taken in other courses
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Introduces students to the basic structures underlying tonal music of the common practice period, through the study of harmonic materials and part writing techniques. Students gain skills in music literacy, analysis of tonal music through the study of harmony and voice-leading. Exercises in part-writing and analysis of music in three and four parts are designed to stimulate the development of analytical thinking about music.

For Music Theatre students the unit introduces the basic structures underlying the 20th/21st century musical theatre genre and its relationship to tonal music of the common-practice period. Students will explore the study of harmonic materials and writing techniques including: music literacy skills; basic part writing; analysis of music; tonal harmony; modulation and form.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: assignments and exercises as determined by the lecturer (45%), mid-sem test (20%), end-of-sem 2-hr exam (35%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 1 x 2-hr lecture and 1 x 1-hr workshop weekly (13 wks)

M.Excl FCT100 , FCT200 , FCT300

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STAFF: Prof D Knehans (Coordinator), Dr S Trembath

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