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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. 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||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 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.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper covers Harmonic, Melodic, Rhythmic, Structural and Textural aspects of music.
- Teaching Arrangements
Three 50-minute lectures and one 50-minute tutorial per week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
Please contact the School of Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- 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 the language of music
- Gain a broad cultural perspective