Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week |
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Offered as breadth with prerequisites: Musicianship Test, or permission of the coordinator
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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
An introduction to the elements and processes of voice leading during the period of triadic tonality through the study of species counterpoint and diatonic harmonic processes. Students are expected to attain a sound understanding of the elements and processes of voice leading and diatonic harmonic function within the Western musical tradition, and be able to write and sing fluent three-part contrapuntal textures, and four-part diatonic harmonic textures demonstrating their understanding of voice leading and harmonic processes through regular assignments. Students should also develop an awareness of counterpoint and harmony in composition through a close study of the thematic material of set works from the Western canon.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Weekly assignments (10) alternating between analytical and compositional tasks (70%); one-hour, in-class listening test held end of semester (10%); one-hour examination held during the examination period (20%).
Students must complete all assessment requirements to pass the subject.
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Edward ALDWELL & Carl SCHACHTER Harmony and Voice Leading (4th edition). New York: Thomson Schirmer, 2010
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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 develop and enhance:
Bachelor of Music |
Graduate Diploma in Music (Practical Music)
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Studies in music composition and music language |
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