Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

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

Short Description

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.

Timetable

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).

Excluded Courses

MUSIC2007 Musical Techniques, Intermediate.

Assessment

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

Course Aims

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.