|Assessment Type||Unit of Assessment||Weighting %|
|Practical Based Assessment||Analysis Exercise||30|
|Practical Based Assessment||Harmony Exercise 1||30|
|Practical Based Assessment||Harmony Exercise 2||40|
A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.
The purpose of this module is to enable an understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony.
None for Music and Tonmeister students.
This module aims to:
- Develop your understanding of tonal harmony.
- Develop your skills in writing short spans of music employing common-practice harmony.
- Develop your skills in analysing short spans of common-practice harmony.
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Write cogent analyses of short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. (C, K, T)
- Write short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. (C, K, T)
- Demonstrate your knowledge of the styles examined in the module.
Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/ Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
- Introduction to harmonic analysis.
- Simple diatonic progressions and their elaboration.
- Types and roles of non-harmony notes.
- Chromaticism (V/V, viio/V, augmented sixths, Neapolitan sixths)
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop your understanding of common-practice harmony, providing a foundation for modules in FHEQ 4, 5, and 6 that involve close-reading of music from the eighteenth through to the early twentieth centuries.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures (2 hours per week x 11) incorporating worked examples.
- Class discussion.
- Guided group exercises in class.
- Worked examples on SurreyLearn.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony and methods employed to analyse it.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• One analytical exercise (30%) to be submitted by the Monday of Week 4. (Addresses learning outcome 1.)
1. Two harmony exercises of not more than 24 bars (30% and 40%) to be submitted by the Monday of Week 8 and the Monday of Week 12. (Addresses learning outcomes 2 and 3.)
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessment will consist of exercises enabling students to develop the skills and confidence required for successful completion of the assessed exercises. Feedback on the formative assessments will be provided in good time to feed into the summative assessments. Feedback on the summative assessments will be provided within three weeks after the date of submission.
03 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)