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MUSI301 Materials of Music 3

An in-depth study of micro- and macro-structures of music, including the analysis of post-tonal music, and incorporating examples from Western art music as well as contemporary popular music.

Paper title Materials of Music 3
Paper code MUSI301
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,338.30

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Prerequisite
MUSI 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Adams and Professor Anthony Ritchie

Paper Structure

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office (mtpa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
A course reader and study materials will be handed out in the first class of each module.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will gain a greater understanding of harmony, musical organisation and analytical techniques. This paper will enhance a student's ability to interpret details within a composition, formulate cogent arguments as to musical meaning or the composer's intentions and penetrate the details below the musical surface.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

An in-depth study of micro- and macro-structures of music, including analysis and criticism of post-tonal music, and incorporating examples from a wide variety of genres.

This paper provides students with advanced knowledge of looking at, and understanding, musical works from all types of genres and styles. Building on knowledge developed in MUSI 101 and 201, it applies more advanced analytical techniques to music to reveal deeper levels of understanding. The course asks students to demonstrate this musical knowledge through writing critically about music and its meaning. It is essential for students of composition, songwriting and musicology, and very useful for performance students.

Paper title Materials of Music
Paper code MUSI301
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MUSI 201
Restriction
MUSI 401
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Adams and Professor Anthony Ritchie

Paper Structure

Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (spa@otago.ac.nz) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Textbooks
A course reader and study materials will be handed out in the first class of each module.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students will gain a greater understanding of musical works and the ways to examine them. This paper will enhance a student’s ability to:

  1. Interpret details within a piece (or pieces) of music;
  2. Place the music in its cultural and historical context;
  3. Formulate cogent arguments as to musical meaning or the composer’s/artist’s intentions;
  4. Penetrate below the surface of the musical work to reveal hidden relationships in the music;
  5. Develop a good understanding of harmonic practices and musical organisation through analysis of musical scores, using a variety of analytical strategies.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41