Undergraduate Course: Music Analysis 2 (MUSI08070)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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|| You will work closely with musical scores, reading and interpreting conventional staff notation from the very start of the course. We will assume that you are fluent with this type of material. Visiting students must consult the Course Organiser before enrolling.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have the equivalent of a Higher or A Level in Music at Grade A; facility to read music and good grasp of basic theory (harmonic functions, cadences, etc.).
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Course Delivery Information
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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 Charlotte Bentley
Tel: (0131 6)50 4155
|Course secretary||Miss Laura Varga
Tel: (0131 6)50 2430