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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Robert Ashton-Bell (Theory)


This unit is the second of a sequence of four units that integrates the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition. It continues the study and practical application of fundamental theoretical concepts in the Western Classical and Jazz traditions. Areas of study include identifying and understanding chords and their function, voice leading, melody harmonization, and phrase structure.


Upon completion of this unit students will have further developed and improved basic skills necessary for the analysis, performance, and memorisation of music.


In class test: 900 words (20%)
Theory assignment: 900 words (20%)
Aural exam: 1350 equivalent words (30%)
Theory exam: 1350 equivalent words (30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Watt

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week, one 1-hour tutorial or workshop per week, one hour self-guided study as directed by the lecturer per week.


ATS1899 or ATS1345