Music Analysis

Subject MUSI30047 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: MUSI20061 Music Language 2: Chromaticism and Beyond or equivalent, or permission of the coordinator
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
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.


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject, students will be able to analyse short pieces using various methods of analysis, including linear analysis, and will have formed a critical perspective of the variety of analytical techniques available.

Objectives: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • apply advanced analytic methods to the analysis of tonal and atonal music;

  • evaluate a number of approaches to the analysis of western tonal classical music; and

  • articulate ways of understanding the cultural context of, and ramifications for, the development of western music analysis.


Regular analysis exercises (70%); end-of-semester project of 1600 words or equivalent (30%) due during the examination period.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Music (Practical)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Music History

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