Advanced Aural Studies

Subject MUSI30255 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

80 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Peter Hurley

Subject Overview:

Building in complexity from the foundation of Aural 2, a program to continue the development of musicianship through Solfège, linking theoretical concepts, reading and writing of musical notation with aural development through a range of activities in tutorial and lecture/workshop settings.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able:

  • to read and sing diatonic melodies in the complete range of keys, selected modal and alternative tonalities chord progressions countermelodies and bass lines using solfège or tonic solfa
  • to read and perform more complex rhythms, including shifting meters, changing accents, unusual subdivisions
  • to transcribe diatonic melodies, rhythms chord progressions countermelodies and bass lines in the complete range of keys, selected modal and alternative tonalities
  • to be developing the capacity for aural analysis of works at a higher intermediate level
  • Viva voce: 6 x prepared singing (3) and clapping (3) exercises (total 12 minutes) During semester in tutorials and staff consultation times (30%)
  • Viva voce: Sight singing (1) and sight rhythm (1) test (total 5 minutes) During end of semester exam period (20%)
  • Transcription and identification tasks: 4 x short written tests and exercises. Assessed during semester in tutorials (10%)
  • Written exam: transcription and identification tasks (90 mins) During end of semester exam period (30%)
  • Active participation in tutorial and lecture/workshop activities: throughout semester (10%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation (B-MUS Version 5 only)

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