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 theseinclude rhythm, harmony and melody. The paper contains both analytical and practical elements in each of these areas. 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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,212.00|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students enrolling in MUSI 101 must be able to read music and have some theoretical knowledge of music. Those who do not are advised to take MUSI 191 in the first semester.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Coordinator: Dr Graeme Downes
- Paper Structure
- This paper covers Rhythm, Harmony and Melodic aspects of music. Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Understand the fundamentals of music
- Gain a broad cultural perspective
- Teaching Arrangements
- Three 50-minute lectures and streamed tutorials per week.