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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MUSI10023 Music Language 1: the Diatonic World
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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
Building on the knowledge and process acquired in Music Language 1, the subject further engages compositional methodology through a survey of more complex contrapuntal procedures, including canon and fugal exposition, and surveys the function of the full gamut of chromatic harmony. An introduction to twentieth-century processes will also be made in the latter part of the course. Students are expected to write more complex three-part contrapuntal textures and four-part chromatic 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 music notation assignments including an analysis assignment (50%); one-hour end-of semester examination (40%); one aural recognition test held end of semester (10%).
Students must complete all assessment requirements to pass the subject.
Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter. Harmony and Voice Leading, 2nd edn. Harcourt BraceJovanovich, 1988.
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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 further develop and enhance:
Graduate Diploma in Music (Practical Music) |
Composition Specialisation |
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Studies in music composition and music language |
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