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Undergraduate Course: Listening and Musicianship 1 (MUSI08051)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaMusic Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.music.ed.ac.uk Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe main aim of this course is to provide a set of practical aural skills relevant to the students' musical needs.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only available to students on a Music degree programme.
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEquivalent of a Higher or A Level in Music at Grade A.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralTutorialStudents are assigned to groups in week one.2-5 AND 7-10 14:00 - 14:50
or 12:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 2, Friday, 12:10 - 13:00, Zone: Central. Lecture Room B, Alison House
Additional information Taught in 2 tutorial groups in Weeks 2-5 and 7-10. Students are assigned to a group at the beginning of the academic session.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand the importance of listening skills for good musicianship.
- Students will understand the need for integration of their aural skills with analytical and theoretical knowledge, and develop the awareness required for effective self-directed learning.
- Students will be able to recognise aurally various chords and scales.
- Students will be capable of accurately transcribing various rhythmic and melodic dictations.
- Students will be capable of recognising simple four-part harmonic progressions.
Assessment Information
One class examination (50%) and one degree examination (50%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list There is no compulsory text book for this course. However, text books and audio resources do exist for ear training, and students are encouraged to discover and to use these for themselves, alongside the course!
For example, items held in the University library include:
Mayfield, Connie. (2003). Theory essentials: an integrated approach to harmony, ear training, and keyboard skills. California & London: Thomson Schirmer.
Phillips, Joel. (2005). The musician&ęs guide to aural skills. New York & London: W.W. Norton.
Pratt, George. (1990). Aural awareness: principles and practice. Milton Keynes & Philadelphia: Open University Press.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordsmusic aural skills listening musicianship
Contacts
Course organiserDr Nikki Moran
Tel: (0131 6)50 2423
Email: n.moran@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Brad Herbert
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
Email: brad.herbert@ed.ac.uk
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