production
Skip to Content

MU2523: ANALYSING MUSIC (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:45


Course Overview

Students will develop a critical awareness of form and structure in music by studying various approaches to musical analysis. The course will draw on a range of analytical methods and musical genres, such as functional harmony and classical form, pitch-class set theory, rhetoric in music, and computer-aided analysis.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

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.




In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

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.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.