ATS2902 - Music theory and ear training 4 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Associate Professor Thomas Reiner

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


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 ATS2901 Music theory and ear training 3 through the study and practical application of theoretical concepts in either the Western art music or jazz tradition. Further study of advanced analytical and compositional procedures in representative works incorporates the analysis and recognition of chromatic harmony, voice leading techniques and different structural levels.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Understand free-tonal concepts of melody and harmony.
  2. Analyse musical elements including free-tonal harmony.
  3. Recognise aurally elements of free-tonal harmony and rhythm.


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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This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree.