Current 2016/17 Module Catalogue

Module Details

Module Code:
MUS1028
Module Provider:
Music and Media
Level:
HE1
Number of Credits:
15
Module Title:
HARMONY 1
Module Co-ordinator:
MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)
 
 
ECTS Credits
7.5

Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern

Assessment TypeUnit of AssessmentWeighting %
Practical Based AssessmentAnalysis Exercise30
Practical Based AssessmentHarmony Exercise 130
Practical Based AssessmentHarmony Exercise 240

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Qualifying Condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.

Module Overview

The purpose of this module is to enable an understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites

None for Music and Tonmeister students.

Module Aims

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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Write cogent analyses of short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. (C, K, T)
  2. Write short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. (C, K, T)
  3. Demonstrate your knowledge of the styles examined in the module.

Key: C-Cognitive/Analytical; K-Subject Knowledge; T-Transferable Skills; P- Professional/ Practical skills

Module Content

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.

Assessment Strategy

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.

Module Hours

Lecture Hours:22

Reading List

MUS1028: SKILLS AND REPERTOIRE 1: COMMON PRACTICE HARMONY

Last Updated

03 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)