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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS1005 Module Title: HARMONY 1
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.HARM(AC)
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: BROWNING SR Mr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
4 equally-weighted harmony exercises to be completed outside class.
Module Overview
None for BMus Students
Module Aims

To develop your understanding of common-practice harmony.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • describe the principles of harmonic structuring in representative small-scale examples from the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic periods
  • compose small-scale pastiche pieces in the styles of the above periods
Module Content
  • analysis of Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic music in a variety of chamber-music genres;
  • completion of exercises in pastiche composition drawing on the knowledge gained in such analyses.
Methods of Teaching/Learning

20 one-hour group tutorials.  Demonstrations by the tutor of the principles of diatonic and chromatic harmony will prepare the ground for group and individual work in class.  Unassessed coursework will be set in preparation for assessed coursework.



Selected Texts/Journals

The dynamics of Harmony – George Pratt – OUP
Harmonic practice in tonal music – Robert Gauldin – W W Norton
Harmony in action – David Tunley – faber & faber
Conterpoint in composition – Felix Salzer & Carl Schachter – Columbia Uni Press

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