Music Theory and Practice Skills 1

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music Theory and Practice Skills 1

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA), Music Performance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MD4001, MD4002, MD4003

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: 
    This is an elective module intended for undergraduate students with dance as a first area who wish to have more instruction in music theory, ear and notation practice and keyboard skills in order to further develop skills introduced to the student from first semester of first year, increasing his/her employability as a music teacher.

    Syllabus: 
    Piano skills including sight-reading, accompaniment technique, basic arrangements, right hand ornamentation; music theory and practice, including dictation (melodic, rhythmic and harmonic) understanding modes and scales and their operations in Western harmony and in Irish contexts; tune composition; basic modulation and chordal accompaniment; music analysis.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.