Courses & Units

Music Materials A FCP101



Music Materials A introduces students to the basic materials of tonal music through the study of notation, reading skills, aural skills and diatonic harmony. Students will develop fluency in notation and principles of pitch and rhythmic organisation, through reading and written exercises. Aural and sight-reading skills will be developed based on the written materials studied, to emphasise the immediate correlation between written notation and aural awareness. Students will participate in an aural choir project during the semester.


Unit name Music Materials A
Unit code FCP101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Heather Monkhouse

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Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly Lectures: 2 x 1 hr

Weekly Tutorials: 2 x 1hr


Theory - assignments and tests 25%, final examination 25%

Aural - - class and individual assessment 30%, final assessment 20%

Students must pass both theory and aural components to pass the unit

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Benward and Saker, Music in Theory and Practice (8th ed.), vol. 1. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-310187-3

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