Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week |
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Not available to Bachelor of Music students
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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 Melanie Plesch
T: 13 MELB (6352)
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre
This subject is an introduction to the main elements of music for non-music students. We will explore fundamental musical concepts including rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics and form, and how they interrelate in the different musical styles. Although the main emphasis will be on Western art music, examples from popular music and non-Western musical traditions and from popular music will also be included. You will be encouraged to analyse and bring to class examples of interest to you. Active listening, as opposed to passive hearing of music, is a key element in this subject. We will help you develop a range of critical skills that will allow you to think conceptually about music and therefore to understand music at a deeper level.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Three listening tests (10 %, 10% and 15 % respectively), to be taken throughout the semester; a 10-minute class presentation (20 %) to be given in the second half of semester; a 2000-words essay (35%) due at the end of semester; attendance and positive participation in lectures and tutorials (10%). All assessment components must be attempted in order to pass the subject.
Forney, Kristine and Joseph Machlis. The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening. New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2007. 10 shorter edition.
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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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On successful completion of the subject, students should have developed:
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Studies in western music |
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