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MUSI101 Materials of Music 1

An introduction to the materials of music, advancing students’ understanding of scales, modes, chords, rhythm and musical structure, illustrated with examples drawn from a wide range of music.

If we are to understand, perform or compose the widest range of music, we need to understand its basic building materials. Fundamentally these include rhythm, harmony and melody. The paper contains both analytical and practical elements in each of these areas through exercises and species counterpoint assignments. This paper provides the foundation for study in all areas of music and offers a voyage of discovery in terms of personal musical development.

Paper title Materials of Music 1
Paper code MUSI101
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $998.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,885.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Text books are not required for this paper.
Learning Outcomes
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Students enrolling in MUSI 101 must be able to read music and have some theoretical knowledge of music. Those who have not are advised to take MUSI 191 in the first semester.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Andrew Deruchie
Paper Structure
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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Mon, Tues, Wed : 14:00-14:50