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On completion of this module students should be able to:
- demonstrate a thorough knowledge of music theory and musical literacy
- explain and analyse the basic elements of tonal theory
- harmonise a chorale melody in four-voices using the chords of I, IV, V, vi, ii, V7, iii, VII.
- analyse and realise a figured bass
- use basic music technology/notation software
- harmonise a short melody at the keyboard in keys containing up to 2 sharps and 2 flats
Chapters 3 to 15 and ch. 24 of Burstein & Straus, Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony (New York & London: W. W. Norton, 2016).
- Triads and Seventh Chords
- Figured Bass
- Four-Part Harmony
- Voice Leading rules
- Harmonic Progression
- Harmonising simple melodies in SATB format
- Species Counterpoint
- Simple modulation to the dominant
- The Dominant Seventh Chord
- Use of I, ii, IV, V, vi, vii, vii° and first inversions, limited use of second inversions.
- Analysis of harmony and ability to make harmonic reductions.
- Notation software use
- Harmonisation of melodies at the keyboard
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Assessment of work of weeks 1 to 5||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Attendance, preparation and participation, including completion of formative assignments.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Assessment of the work of weeks 1 - 12.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Studio Examination: Attendance, preparation and progress in Keyboard Harmony small groups||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Attendance at lectures and tutorials is essential to progression in this module. Feedback will be provided individually and to the group within tutorials. Individual feedback is also available from the module coordinator during weekly office hours. Students are also encouraged to engage with the self-assessment activities available in the textbook and its online resources.
|Dr Frank Lawrence||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|