A more advanced exploration of music literacy skills than MUSC1503. The material covered in this unit of study ranges from the broad to the specific: from an examination of musical elements and the way they are used in a variety of musical genres through to specific compositional aspects such as four-part writing. Analysis and compositional craft regarding melody, harmony and rhythm in classical and contemporary popular music are a central focus of this unit of study. Critical listening skills are developed in this unit of study.
1hr lecture and 2 x 1hr tutorials (aural and written)/wk
Written and online music theory assessment (60%), aural assessment (30%), participation (10%) including a final exam.