|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||740-141 Music Techniques 1-1|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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.|
|Subject Overview:|| |
Students will be expected to have a sound understanding of the elements and processes of voice leading and prolongation techniques within the Western musical tradition, and to be able to write fluent three-part contrapuntal textures and short contrapuntal compositions.
This subject is a continuation of 740-141 Music Techniques 1-1, which introduced the elements and processes of voice leading, prevalent particularly during the period of triadic tonality (circa 1450-1900).
Students will undertake the writing of instrumental textures in three parts, analyse various compositions from the Western musical tradition in which simple counterpoint has formed an underlying basis, and progress on to the writing of short contrapuntal compositions using the techniques of canon, invention and fugue.
Contrapuntal techniques will be introduced in successive lectures, and the course will unfold in an accumulative manner.
On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Regular written assignments (50%); 2-hour end-of-semester examination (40%); listening test (10%). Note: a pass must be obtained in each section of the assessment.|
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Counterpoint in Composition (F Salzer and C Schachter), 2nd edn, Columbia University Press, 1989
Counterpoint (K Kennan), 3rd edn, Prentice-Hall, 1987
|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students who have studied this subject should further develop and enhance:
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Music |
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
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