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MU2523: ANALYSING MUSIC (2017-2018)

Last modified: 28 Jul 2017 11:41


Course Overview

Students will develop a critical awareness of form and structure in music both aurally and by means of studying various approaches to musical analysis which will draw on a range of analytical methods and musical genres. The analysis of musical scores will be related to music as experienced aurally in performance.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Frauke Jurgensen

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Music (MU) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop a critical awareness of form and structure in music both aurally and by means of studying various approaches to musical analysis.

Main Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will:

  • have developed an aural awareness of musical form and a sense of the way music is structured in various genres
  • have a knowledge and understanding of a variety of analytical methods
  • be able to engage critically with methods of analysis
  • be able to relate musical analysis to music as an aural phenomenon
  • be able to carry out an analysis of a musical work, both in contributions to seminars and in the form of an essay or graphical analysis
  • be able to recognise and describe musical organisation by studying a written score.



Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)
  • MA Computing and Music
  • Music Joint
  • Music Minor

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 3000-word portfolio of analysis assignments

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Oral feedback will be provided on contribution to seminars
Written feedback will be given on written work, including annotations or scripts and feedback forms.

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