Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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MUSI10023 Music Language 1: the Diatonic World
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Elliott Gyger
Building on the knowledge acquired in Music Language 1, Music Language 2 continues with a survey of chromatic harmony, select thematic and contrapuntal devices, and form, up to the beginnings of the dissolution of functional harmony in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of voice leading and harmonic function through regular assignments which will include analysis, chord construction, the writing of two-part contrapuntal textures and four-part chromatic harmonic textures (Bach-style chorales).
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Ten weekly written assignments (60%); one end-of-semester, 90-minute written final exam (30%); one end-of-semester, 50-minute aural recognition exam (10%).
Students must complete all assessment requirements to pass the subject.
Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter. Harmony and Voice Leading, 4th edition, New York: Thomson Schirmer, 2003 or 2011.
Kent Kennan, Counterpoint 4th edition, Prentice Hall, 1999.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who have studied this subject should further develop and enhance:
Graduate Diploma in Music (Practical Music) |
Composition Major |
Music Studies Electives
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Studies in music composition and music language |
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