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MUSV1017 - Techniques of Tonal Harmony and Harmonic Analysis 1 with MIDI and Aural Training

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The course provides an introduction to basic music theory through exersises in techniques of tonal harmony, music technology and aural training. The Techniques of Tonal Harmony and Aural Training are taught via the four-part chorale tradition, based on the chorale harmonisations of J. S. Bach and other figures of his day, and following basic melodic, rhythmic and formal principles. There is a focus on a stylistic understanding, voice leading and insight into functional-harmonic correlations. The students are given exercises on a weekly basis in the harmonisation of simple melodic passages, and the analysis of the four-part chorale writing. These exercises constitute the full course portfolio.

The course in Basic Music Technology provides a brief introduction to the use of MIDI, sequencing, and digital notation as tools for arranging/composing and aural training.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1017
- has knowledge of traditional harmony and aural training
- has knowledge of different forms of analysis and analytical symbols
- has knowledge of simple compositional techniques
- has knowledge of simple melodic notation, rhythmic notation and formal principles
- has knowledge of basic music technology as a tool for composing

Skills:
An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1017
- can analyze harmonic progressions in different contexts
- can write four-part tonal harmony and carry out basic song arranging
- can practice logic voice leading in accordance with set principles
- can perceive and reproduce melodic, rhythmic and formal sequences
- can use computer programs for music notation

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group instruction. Instruction is obligatory and demands minimum 80% attendance. Basic Music Technology A: Instruction in exercise groups. Assessment: Pass/fail based on written assignments and attendance in compulsory instruction.

Compulsory assignments

  • Passed Basic Music Technology A
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Exercises in aural training, tonal harmony and harmonic analysis

Further on evaluation

Portfolio containing up to 8 assignments. The assignments will be assessed with a pass/fail grade.

If the course is not passed, the student must retake the whole assessment. If the candidate retakes the exam there is no need to retake the compulsory assignments, but it is strongly recommended to follow the complete course again, as the form of evaluation is portfolio assessment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Musicology (BMUSV)
Musicology (ÅMUSV)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's programme or the One-year programme in Musicology.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSV1003 7.5 01.08.2004
MUSV1015 2.5 01.09.2014
MUSP4152 7.5 01.09.2018
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 1
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Musicology
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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