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MUSCOMP 3101 - Music Analysis 3

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMus, BCtveArts students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: MUSSUPST 2001, MUSSUPST 2002
Assessment: Pitch-class set analysis 20%, Serial analysis 30%, Analytical project 50%

Music Analysis 3 is designed primarily with the needs of composers in mind, and is a requirement for students majoring in musical composition. It is also available as a BMus elective and covers concepts that are relevant to performers (in the classical and jazz traditions), musicologists and others. At Level 3 the focus is on post-tonal, non-tonal and atonal music, together with the analytical methods that can assist an understanding of how such music operates. Each two-hour session will be divided with the first hour consisting of lecture-style explanation of techniques and methods, and the second hour devoted to student-centred analytical exercises on pieces drawn from the classical (twentieth century) repertory. The overall approach is empirical (in that it takes key works from the repertoire as the primary material and points of departure) rather than theoretical (as a defence of any particular theory or analytical method).

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24382 LE01 25 21 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24383 WR01 25 21 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 11am - 1pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall