University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSONIC 1001 - Music & Sound Fundamentals 1A

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMus, DipMus students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: No prior knowledge of music required
Assessment: Ongoing tutorial quizzes (20%), Mid-semester exam (20%), Workshop assessment/s (30%), Final exam (30%)

Music and Sound Fundamentals 1A involves the theoretical and aural examination of musical concepts relevant to the fields of Sonic Arts, Sound Engineering and Music Production. Specifically, the course enables students to develop an understanding of the connections between the physical nature of sound and listening, while developing skills in music theory and aural that are relevant to audio professionals. A range of concepts are introduced, including the physics of sound, physiology of hearing and basic critical listening. These concepts are connected with the fundamentals of music theory including pitch, rhythm, texture and melody. By the conclusion of the course, students will have acquired a solid understanding of basic music theory concepts and developed skills in their application to music production. In addition, students will have developed an appreciation of the importance of listening and acquired basic critical listening skills that can be applied to studio situations.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14416 LE01 60 33 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14417 TU01 34 9 8 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
3 May - 31 May Tuesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
20193 TUT0 10 8 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.