Materials in Music 2

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Materials in Music 2

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MUSI 101

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The nature of musical elements, looking at ways they can be used and drawing on examples from a range of musical styles.

    This paper builds on concepts learned in MUSI 101, extending beyond the world of diatonic harmony into modes and the expressive realm of chromaticism. This paper also begins to explore the nature of musical organisation and coherence, looking at a wide range of musical examples from both Western art music (classical) and contemporary (rock) music traditions. It also contains a practical four-part harmony component.

    Learning Outcomes
    This paper expands on material covered in MUSI 101. Students will gain:
    -Skills in the writing of four-part harmony
    -An understanding of modal composition and improvisation
    -An understanding of chromatic harmony in the tonal system

    Study materials will be handed out in the first class of each module.

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