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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS2022 Module Title: TONAL ANALYSIS
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU2.TONAL
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: DOWNES SC Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Autumn Semester

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Three essays, two of not more than 2000 words (25% x 2) and one of not more than 3000 words (50%).
Module Overview
Pass in Level HE1 Analysis
Module Aims
To develop further techniques learnt in Level 1 Analysis and apply these to music drawn from the l9th and early 20th centuries
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • present analytical findings in appropriate diagrams and graphs within a coherently structured analytical essay
  • analyse the structures and processes which characterise the expanded tonal styles of 19th & and early 20th-century music
Module Content
The module will draw upon a range of musical works exemplifying different styles of tonal music from 1800 onwards
Methods of Teaching/Learning

10 two-hour lectures.  Small exercises may be set as the course proceeds, but will not count towards the final assessment.

Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading:
Schenker, Heinrich, 1956 : Harmony (Chicago University Press)
Rothstein, William, 1983 : Phrase Structure in Tonal Music (New York : Schirmer)
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