Undergraduate Course: Music Analysis 2 (MUSI08070)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to the analysis of tonal music, concentrating on Western art music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It involves the study of musical scores alongside aural evidence obtained from listening.
This course provides an introduction to the analysis of tonal music, concentrating on Western art music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It involves the study of musical scores alongside aural evidence obtained from listening. Analytical approaches covered include the Formal Functional theory of Schoenberg/Caplin, the Sonata Theory of Hepokoski, and brief introductions to Topic Theory and linear reduction/tonal prolongation in the manner of Heinrich Schenker. Composers featured include Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, with additional examples drawn from Bach, Handel, and Schubert.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Musicianship 1 (MUSI08066)
||Other requirements|| Only available to students on a Music degree programme unless prior agreement is reached with the Course Organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Pre-requisites: Equivalent of a Higher or A Level in Music at Grade A; facility reading music and good grasp of basic theory (harmonic functions, cadences, etc.).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Elements Of Summative Assessment (With Weightings)
- 1 x 1,000-word musical analysis essay, submitted in week 7 of course, worth 50% of final mark
- 1 x 2 hour exam in the December diet, worth 50% of final mark.
Relationship Between Assessment and Learning Outcomes:
The Assessment assesses the extent to which the learning outcomes have been realised. All Learning Outcomes are equally weighted and are covered by both the essay and the exam.
||Formative Feedback Event (Nature and Timing)
- Feedforward will be provided within 15 working days of essay 1 submission.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Music Analysis 2||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Music Analysis 2||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to describe musical form and structure by talking about compositional components and their interactions.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify specific information about a musical work via a score (e.g. key stylistic and structural features).
- Demonstrate the ability critically to analyse a musical work by evaluating the compositional effect of such features, drawing on your broader musical knowledge to contextualise the findings.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1) Understand some key ways in which tonal music is constructed.
2) Use some of the most important specialist terms and concepts to articulate analytical responses to tonal music.
3) Develop the ability to choose from within a range of analytical approaches to draw out specific attributes of the music studied.
|Course organiser||Dr Benedict Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 4155
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422