Musical Analysis I

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Musical Analysis I

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module is open to students majoring in Music at their home institution

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    The aim of this module is to allow students to develop an understanding of basic tonal procedures in the
    melodic and harmonic construction of music in the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries, with a focus on the
    music of the ?Classical? period. Students are expected to learn basic skills in the analysis of music,
    primarily through Arnold Schoenberg?s concepts of motive, developing variation, phrase, sentence and period in
    order to understand the construction of large and small tonal forms. Other analytical topics relevant to the
    repertoire discussed, such as metric dissonance and Hans Keller?s ideas on unifying motivic relationships
    across movements, will also be covered in brief.

    Teaching pattern: The module will be taught via nine two-hour lectures, and two one-hour small group tutorials.

    Assessment: coursework

    A portfolio (100% of the mark) consisting of three small assignments completed during the semester
    (worth 5% each) and an extended essay to be submitted to the Music Department Office at the end of the
    semester (in three hard copies, not via KEATS).

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