Materials and Structures of Music 4 - MUSC2603

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at level 1, including MUSC2602

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Music

This core course extends the student’s knowledge of the materials, structures, and processes of tonal music to an advanced level via the study and application of harmonic and melodic practices in both advanced counterpoint, focusing partly on the study of the music of J.S. Bach, as well as early 20th century Western art music composition, and including an examination of the implications for such musical practices on other styles such as popular music and jazz. Students will develop technical knowledge and skill in the analysis and application of appropriate melodic and harmonic elaboration, counterpoint and contrapuntal technique, voice-leading, and musical form. Exercises in advanced compositional craft provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate their initiative and creativity within selected styles of music. The course develops core skills in musicianship and the ability to apply these in other areas of musical practice and research.

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