* 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).
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.
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)
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