Musical Techniques, Intermediate (MA/BEng/MEng Hons) MUSIC4020
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
Solely through practical work in composition, this course explores the musical styles and techniques used in the establishment of a 'classical' repertoire in the concert-hall and the private sphere, from the flourishing of the 'sonata style' at around 1780 until the end of the nineteenth century. By emulating historical models you will develop an enhanced familiarity with and understanding of the music of this period.
One hour lecture per week, One hour seminar per week, as scheduled in MyCampus.
Requirements of Entry
D Grade in Musical Techniques, Foundation (MUSIC1002 or MUSIC2006).
MUSIC2007 Musical Techniques, Intermediate.
Four exercises in style-specific techniques and/or pastiche composition for piano or chamber ensemble of (the equivalent of) roughly 16-32 bars each (each weighted 25%), submitted on specified dates across the semesters.
Main Assessment In: April/May
To develop an enhanced familiarity with and understanding of the musical styles and techniques used in the establishment of a 'classical' repertoire in the concert-hall and the private sphere, from the flourishing of the 'sonata style' at around 1780 until the end of the nineteenth century.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate, through practical projects, in-depth familiarity with the musical styles and techniques of selected composers between ca. 1780 and 1900.
2. Evaluate and apply aspects of period and style to the exercises at a higher level than Musical Techniques, Foundation (MTQ1).
3. Demonstrate practical skills in music notation and arrangement.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.