HARMONY 1 - 2019/0
Module code: MUS1028
Music and Media
MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
|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|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
None for Music and Tonmeister students.
The purpose of this module is to enable an understanding of the basic principles of common-practice harmony.
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.
|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.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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.
Guided group exercises in class.
Worked examples on SurreyLearn.
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 for HARMONY 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus1028
Programmes this module appears in
|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.