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MUS2110 - Analytical and Compositional Techniques I

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Thomas Reiner


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit introduces advanced analytical and compositional procedures in the area of tonal music. Advanced harmonic functions and aspects of voice-leading are learned through critical listening and analysis of representative works. Analyses and harmony exercises are used to consolidate the understanding of functional harmony.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have broadened their knowledge of music theory, analysis and composition. Students will be able to understand advanced tonal procedures and chromatic harmony, conduct harmonic and voice-leading analyses of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and popular musics.


Analysis group assessment (two pages of notated music) : 20%
Harmony exercise group assessment (two pages of notated music) : 20%
Final exam (2 hrs) : 60%

Contact hours

2 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures) per week