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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 First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Thomas Reiner


This unit is the third 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 further expands on the skills and knowledge developed in MTET 2 through the study and practical application of theoretical concepts in the Western Classical and Jazz traditions. Students are introduced to advanced analytical and compositional procedures of tonal music through critical listening, study and analysis of representative works. Analysis, harmony and aural exercises are used to consolidate the understanding of functional harmony.


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


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

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour workshop or tutorial


ATS1900 or ATS1345 or MUS2110