Basso Continuo 2

Subject 740-379 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 1.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 60 hours
Prerequisites: 740-378 Basso Continuo 1
Corequisites: None
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.


Ms Anne Murphy
Subject Overview:

Students will work in a practical seminar setting at the harpsichord or organ, developing their ability to realise basso continuo through the progressive acquisition of skills in chord progressions and cadences, and the application of these to music of graded difficulty. Students will work in small groups and individually with the lecturer.

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • realise cadences and chord progressions of moderate difficulty
  • have absorbed the principles and technique of continuo playing
Assessment: A 20-minute practical examination in continuo realisation (80%); participation in classes (20%)
Prescribed Texts: All relevant materials will be supplied in class
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should have developed the ability to:
  • apply intellectual curiosity and artistic creativity to the subject
  • contextualise their professional performance within international best practice
  • pursue knowledge and skills independently
  • work competently and productively both alone and in groups

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