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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS1001 Module Title: ANALYSIS
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.ANALYSIS
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: DOWNES SC Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Spring Semester

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Three exercises worth 25%, 25%, and 50% of the total coursework mark.
Module Overview
None for Music and Tonmeister students
Module Aims
To introduce analytical techniques applicable to tonal music
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • analyse the phrase structures, motives, harmony, tonality and form of tonal music;
  • write an analytical essay which is clearly structured and uses appropriate diagrams.
Module Content
Examples will be drawn from the musical works of a range of composers from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
10 one-hour lectures. Lectures will consist of techniques and examples. In most weeks students will be assigned short exercises, which are not part of the assessment for this module but which form essential preparation for the following lecture.
Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading:
Berry, Wallace, 1986: Form in Music (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall),
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1967: Fundamentals of Musical Composition (London: Faber),
Cook, Nicholas, 1987: A Guide to Musical Analysis (London: Dent)
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