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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor 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.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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