MUSIC 2003A - Theory of Music II MS Pt 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSIC 2003A Course Theory of Music II MS Pt 1 Coordinating Unit Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact 3 x 1 hour lectures or equivalent per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MUSIC 1010 A/B Restrictions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students only Course Description Consolidation and application of theoretical knowledge covered in the Diploma in Aboriginal Studies in Music, and extension of this knowledge primarily through analysis and composition in the context of style.
Course Coordinator: Ms Jennifer Newsome
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Teaching Period: Semester 1
Day and time: Tuesday 1.00 – 2.00 [Seminar 1] + Wednesday 1.00 – 3.00 [Seminar 2]
Location: 6th Floor, Schulz Building: 603; Keyboard Lab, 4th Floor, Schulz Building
Course Learning OutcomesThis course is a full year course (Please see Theory of Music 11MS Pt 2). The following outcomes apply to the full year course:
1. A confident working knowledge of the fundamentals of Western music theory relevant to a variety of music styles including classical, jazz, and popular styles of music.
2. An understanding of the relationship between music notation systems and music style, with an ability to apply music notation systems appropriate to the above music styles.
3. An ability to apply knowledge of Western music notation to the piano keyboard.
4. A confident ability to apply analytical skills to musical structures - the ability to analyse and describe basic melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and formal structures using conventional terminology and symbols.
5. An understanding of the basic principles of musical organisation.
6. An understanding of the principles of functional tonality and diatonic chord progression.
7. An understanding of and ability to apply techniques of 4 part vocal style writing and piano style writing.
8. An ability to compose and arrange short pieces of music using traditional Western music notation.
9. An understanding of the principles of modulation and the ability to apply simple modulation techniques.
10. The ability to transpose music and a working knowledge of writing for transposing instruments.
11. A basic working knowledge of the functions, structures and names of a selection of suspended, added, altered and substitute chords.
12. An understanding of the classification and ranges of a variety of musical instruments, and of instrumental techniques relevant to the student’s composition work.
13. A confident ability to use professional level music software to compose and arrange music, and the ability to create fully notated final performing scores (see 14).
14. An ability to compose and arrange fully scored short original pieces of chamber music (using professional level music software).
15. An appreciation of the diversity of music notation systems, including an introductory knowledge of examples of non-western and contemporary notations.
16. A competent ability to utilise relevant on-line, software, and written resources to build theoretical knowledge and understanding.
17. A high level ability to apply effective learning skills relevant to interactive small group learning situations.
18. A confident and competent ability to apply learning skills relevant to the study of music theory at a tertiary level.
19. An ability to present clear sequenced verbal explanations of theoretical concepts and structures in the class setting.
20. The ability to apply independent and self directed learning skills.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-15 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-16 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 8, 14, 20 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 17, 19 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 13, 14 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 18, 20 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 19, 20
Class notes and reading materials
Music Dictionary – medium size recent edition
Music Manuscript Paper (A4 size)
Large A4 folder and A4 writing paper, plastic insert sleeves + topic dividers
2 x (2B) pencils + eraser + pencil sharpener, biro or other writing pen
Highlighter (light coloured)
Access to Computer with Sibelius/Cubase and MyUni
Desk top computer, laptop or tablet with Cubase/Sibelius + midi keyboard; Elder Music Library http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/about/libraries/eml/
See Course Information on MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course aims to consolidate and extend knowledge of Western music theory, including skills in music analysis, arranging and composition, building on knowledge and skills learned in Theory of Music 1MS.
The Seminar components provide a small seminar style group interactive learning environment for the attainment of key knowledges and skills required for the completion of assessed components. This includes independent and group class work, formative assessment tasks, and the development of practical keyboard skills.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
In addition to attendance at and participation in the Tuesday (1 hr) and Wednesday (2hrs) Seminars (3hrs per week = 75 hours over the full year), students are expected to devote at least 8 hours per week of independent study in preparation for classes, including required reading, completion of take home formative assessment sheets, drafting of arranging and composition work, completion of summative assessment tasks, and practice of keyboard exercises and pieces.
Learning Activities Summary
This course is a full year course. The following summary applies to Semester 1 components only:
SEMESTER 1 - TERM 1 LECTURE GUIDE
Weeks 1 - 7: Key Topics 1
Review of fundamentals of notation, meter, scales, harmonic and melodic organisation and analysis, keyboard skills.
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (5%) Fundamentals Test 1
ASSESSMENT TASK 2 (6%) Take Home Assignment-Independent Learning Project
SEMESTER 1 - TERM 2 LECTURE GUIDE
Weeks 7 – 12: Key Topics 2
Meter, notation, scales, harmonic structures and chord progressions, organising principles, form, transposition, harmonic and melodic analysis and arranging, keyboard skills.
ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (5%) Fundamentals Test 2
ASSESSMENT TASK 4 (8%) Take Home Assignment-Composition and Arranging
SEMESTER 1 EXAMINATION (20%) + Individual Keyboard Skills Assessment (5%)
Specific Course Requirements
INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF LEARNING
It is expected that students will make every effort to integrate and apply learned knowledge and skills in this course across all aspects of their program of studies at CASM, and in particular in the Aural Development 11MS, Style Studies 11MS, Practical Music Study 11MS, Performance 11MS and Practical Extension 11 courses.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis course is delivered in small group interactive mode, with an emphasis on reflective and analytical thinking, and creative and practical application of learned knowledges and skills.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
This course is a full year course. This information relates to Semester 1 only. Assessment is based on attendance at and participation in seminar classes, satisfactory completion of assigned tasks relevant to key topics, two examinations (one at the end of each Semester), and two keyboard skills assessments (one at the end of each Semester).
SEMESTER 1 ASSESSMENT
- Attendance and participation (LO 17, 18, 19, 20) Non-graded 5% (formative)
- Examination, Tests and Assignment Tasks (1 – 4 see below) 49% (summative)
- ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (5%)
Fundamentals Test 1 (LO 1, 4, 6, 10)
- ASSESSMENT TASK 2 (6%)
Take Home Assignment Independent Learning Project (LO 1, 4, 6, 20)
- ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (5%)
Fundamentals Test 2 (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
- ASSESSMENT TASK 4 (8%)
Take Home Assignment
Composition and Arranging (LO 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
- EXAMINATION: SEMESTER 1 (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 18) 20%
- KEYBOARD SKILLS ASSESSMENT (LO 3) 5%
- ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (5%)
See Also: Assessment for Coursework Programs policy
Assessment Related Requirements
Students are required to attend 100% of classes in this course, and to participate fully in all tasks and learning activities offered in the classes.
Please note that it is a formal requirement to attend a minimum of 70% of all classes in this course to achieve a Pass or above grade. It is expected that students will satisfactorily complete all in-class tasks and activities as scheduled, and submit all formal assignment work by the due date.
MODIFIED ARRANGEMENTS FOR COURSEWORK ASSESSMENT: EXTENSIONS, REPLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS, AND ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT
In accordance with the principle that course assessment must be fair and equitable, course assessment practices may be modified under specific eligibility conditions as follows:
Assessment Task Extensions For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assessment task was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
Replacement Examinations For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in a final examination was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
Additional Assessments A second opportunity for eligible students who obtain a Fail grade in a course to demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and other course outcomes
Students may be eligible for modified course assessment on grounds of MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING circumstance. Details of eligibility criteria are contained in the University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/) Where a student wishes to apply for modified arrangements for their coursework assessment, they are required to submit a written application using the appropriate CASM Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment form. These are available from the CASM Office, or on the desk in Room 603:
Form A: Application for Assessment Task Extension
Form B: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Tests
Form C: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Examinations
Form D: Application to Undertake Additional Assessment: Last Course
For details regarding Guidelines for the Presentation of Written Work please see the Course Profile for this course provided in the first two weeks of the course. For details about the University of Adelaide and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) plagiarism policy, please refer to the CASM Policy Statement & Information Sheet On Plagiarism Information Handout. For further details about Assessment Related Requirements please see the relevant CASM Academic Program Handbook.
1. Attendance and participation (Non-Graded) (LO 17, 18, 19, 20) 5% (formative)
Attendance alone is not regarded as active participation. The Assessment Criteria for participation in this course are as follows:
- Punctual attendance at class, and remaining for the full duration of the class
- Preparation for classes, including set readings and completion of take home exercises. Take home reading and tasks should be completed to the best of the student’s ability.
- Active participation in all learning activities to the best of one’s ability, including non-graded assessment tasks
- Constructive contribution to the in-class learning environment, including active engagement in learning processes through active listening, note-taking, contribution to discussion, contribution to group and leadership activities, undertaking guided learning tasks, and seeking clarification where needed
- Satisfactory completion of formative guided in-class tasks and activities. Students should actively engage in all learning tasks and activities and attempt each task and/or activity to the best of their ability.
2. In-class tests and take home assignment tasks (1 – 4) 49% (summative)
ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (5%)
Fundamentals Test 1 (LO 1, 4, 6, 10)
Individual assessment of knowledge and understanding of Key Topics 1 covered in Semester 1, Term 1.
ASSESSMENT TASK 2 (6%)
Take Home Assignment (LO 1, 4, 6, 20)
Independent Learning Project
Assessment of ability to independently learn and apply an analytical understanding of the relationship between melody and harmony in a diatonic context, from explanatory notes, and through short composed examples.
ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (5%)
Fundamentals Test 2 (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Individual assessment of understanding of Key Topics 2 as covered in Semester 1, Term 2.
ASSESSMENT TASK 4 (8%)
Take Home Assignment (LO 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Composition and Arranging
Assessment of ability to compose and fully notate an original harmonised melody, demonstrating an understanding of functional diatonic harmony, principles of musical organization, and smooth voice leading, following given criteria.
3. Examination [Semester 1] 20% (summative)
SEMESTER 1 EXAMINATION (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 18)
Individual multiple question comprehensive assessment of knowledge covered in Semester 1 of the course.
4. Individual Keyboard Assessment 5% (summative)
(LO 3) Individual assessment of keyboard reading and performance skill based on two selected keyboard pieces.
*For details of assessment criteria for individual tasks see criteria sheets and/or marking schemes provided with each assessment component.
All assessable work in this course should be submitted in person to the course lecturer. The only exception to this is where the assessment task specifies electronic return. All assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date.
ASSIGNMENT COVER AND PLAGIARISM STATEMENT
All submitted assigned tasks must be accompanied by a completed and signed CASM Assignment Cover Sheet. These are a legal requirement and are legally binding. Copies of the blue CASM Assignment Cover Sheet are available to students in Room 603, and are also available from the CASM Office upon request.
STUDENT COPIES OF ALL SUBMITTED WORK
Students are reminded to keep their own copy of all submitted work for their personal records.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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