Post-Tonal Techniques introduces the music from approximately 1900 through study of the various 'schools' of musical composition during the twentieth century and beyond. Students will examine elements of pitch, rhythm, form, harmony and texture from twentieth-century repertoire and develop written skills with specific stylistic features such as atonality, serialism, post-serialism, minimialism, new Romanticism and others through a series of analytical and writing projects. Alongside the theoretical content, aural skills will reinforce reading and dictation skills related to post-tonal music and contemporary rhythmic organisation.
|Unit name||Post-Tonal Techniques|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Carolyn Philpott
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Weekly Lecture/tutorials: 2 x 45mins (Theory)
Theory - written projects 40%, final examination 25%Aural - in-class assessments, final examination and viva voce 35%
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Benward & Saker, Music in Theory and Practice (9th ed.), vol. 2 McGraw-Hill.
Burkhart, Anthology for Musical Analysis, 6th ed.; Auralia 4 Ear Training Student Cloud Licence
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