Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Williamson


This unit is the fourth and final 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 consolidates the skills and knowledge developed in MTET 3 through the study and practical application of theoretical concepts in the Western Classical and Jazz traditions. Further study of advanced analytical and compositional procedures in representative works will incorporate the analysis and recognition of chromatic harmony, voice leading techniques, and different structural levels.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have consolidate practical aural skills and their knowledge of music theory, analysis and composition. Students will be able to understand and recognize advanced compositional procedures and aspects of musical structure. They will be able to undertake analyses of Western art music, jazz and popular musics.


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

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Workload requirements

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