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This course will assume a good, base understanding of the fundamentals of music theory and will quickly move to a higher standard. Early weeks will cover key concepts in Classical harmony such as modulation, secondary dominants and good fourpart writing and voice leading. This will lead on to a strong understanding of Classical style with emphasis on piano textures and string quartet writing. The course will progress on to complex Romantic harmony and concepts such as Neapolitan Sixths, Continental Sixths and Diminished Sevenths as well as stylistic awareness of Romantic genres such as lieder.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests
This ten week course is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge of musical harmony (particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) and to provide students with the necessary harmonic tools for study in the later years and more advanced sections of the degree. The course deals, in the main, with piano textures, writing lieder, string quartet writing, Classical conventions and Romantic developments.
Main Learning Outcomes
1) To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of Western tonal music
2) To apply methods of aural and written analysis to all musical endeavours
3) To be able to use notation effectively and (where appropriate) with performers
4) To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various approaches and methods, with particular understanding of practices and idioms of music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
5) To be able to use skills developed in more formal compositional contexts and to deploy techniques learned effectively
6) To have the musical 'tools' that can be applied to all musical endeavours
7) To give all students the confidence, belief and skills to progress in the later stages of the degree
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Two pieces of submitted work (50%) and one two-hour exam (50%).
Resit: Students resubmit any work forming part of the submission that may have failed (100%).
Students will be required to complete regular work that will be assessed in a formative manner in tutorials. Satisfactory completion of formative work is required for students to take the exam.