Undergraduate Course: Music Analysis 1 (MUSI08040)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course gives an introduction to the analysis and discussion of musical form and style. It will involve the detailed study of scores and the aural analysis of sound recordings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Equivalent of a Higher or A Level in Music at Grade A.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Equivalent of a Higher or A Level in Music at Grade A.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One mid-semester Class Exam (40%) (Learning Outcomes 2,3).
Analysis portfolio (3 x 500-700 word musical analyses), due during the December exam diet (60%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4).
||Hours & Minutes
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe musical form and structure by talking about compositional components and their interactions.
- Identify specific information about a musical work via a score and/or audio recording (e.g. key stylistic and structural features).
- Critically analyse a musical work by evaluating the compositional effect of such features, drawing on your broader musical knowledge to contextualise the findings.3.Critically analyse a musical work by evaluating the compositional effect of such features, drawing on your broader musical knowledge to contextualise the findings.
- Establish this analytical approach as a routine way of talking and writing about music.
|Recommended texts: 1. Burkholder, Grout & Palisca (Eds.), A History of Western Music. (Available in Main Library HUB); 2. Eric Taylor, The AB Guide to Music Theory (ABRSM) Parts I and II. You may wish to buy your own copy of this textbook.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Lectures in Weeks 1-5 and 7-11. Tutorials in Weeks 2-5 and 7-11.
|Keywords||music analysis introduction
|Course organiser||Dr Benedict Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 4155
|Course secretary||Mrs Noureen Ehsan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9179
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