University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSPOP 1004 - Contemporary Musicianship 1B

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMus, BCtveArts, DipMus students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MUSPOP 1003
Assumed Knowledge: Basic music literacy. Students not enrolled in a BMus/DipMus program must have some previous musical experience
Assessment: Quizzes (20%), analysis assignment (15%), mid-Semester exam (15%), workshop assessment/s (25%), final exam (20%)

This course builds on skills introduced through Contemporary Musicianship 1A, continuing students' development of notational, theoretical and analytical skills with an emphasis on contemporary popular music. Lectures focus on with notion systems, intervals, chords and tonal harmony, simple and compound rhythm and diatonic voice leading. Students will systematically work through the development of tonal and non-tonal theory in Western music, learning the theoretical aspects of music making while developing the key skills in music literacy and harmonic analysis that are integral to contemporary music practice. Aural classes will focus on the development of secure listening and reading skills. Keyboard musicianship classes focus on developing skills centered on the practical application of theoretical and compositional content, and beneficial for the use of Digital Audio Workstations in their creative work.

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Commonwealth supported
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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 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29403 LEC0 60 20 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22094 TU02 30 10 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
Note: MUSIC THEATRE STUDENTS ONLY enrol in this class
22095 TU01 30 10 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
Note: POPULAR MUSIC STUDENTS ONLY enrol in this class