HARMONY 1 - 2019/0

Module code: MUS1028

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECTS Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

W311

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment ANALYSIS EXERCISE 30
Practical based assessment HARMONY EXERCISE 1 30
Practical based assessment HARMONY EXERCISE 2 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None for Music and Tonmeister students.

Module overview

The purpose of this module is to enable an understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony.

Module aims

Develop your understanding of tonal harmony.

Develop your skills in writing short spans of music employing common-practice harmony.

Develop your skills in analysing short spans of common-practice harmony.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Write cogent analyses of short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. KCT
2 Write short spans of music employing common-practice harmony. KCT
3 Demonstrate your knowledge of the styles examined in the module.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Introduction to harmonic analysis.
Simple diatonic progressions and their elaboration.
Types and roles of non-harmony notes.
Chromaticism (V/V, viio/V, augmented sixths, Neapolitan sixths)

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Develop your understanding of common-practice harmony, providing a foundation for modules in FHEQ 4, 5, and 6 that involve close-reading of music from the eighteenth through to the early twentieth centuries.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures (2 hours per week x 11) incorporating worked examples.



Class discussion.



Guided group exercises in class.



Worked examples on SurreyLearn.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony and methods employed to analyse it.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


One analytical exercise (30%) to be submitted by the Monday of Week 4. (Addresses learning outcome 1.)
Two harmony exercises of not more than 24 bars (30% and 40%) to be submitted by the Monday of Week 8 and the Monday of Week 12. (Addresses learning outcomes 2 and 3.)


Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessment will consist of exercises enabling students to develop the skills and confidence required for successful completion of the assessed exercises. Feedback on the formative assessments will be provided in good time to feed into the summative assessments. Feedback on the summative assessments will be provided within three weeks after the date of submission.

Reading list

Reading list for HARMONY 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus1028

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Music BMus (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Creative Music Technology BMus (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.