Introduction to Western Classical Music

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Western Classical Music

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Course Description
    Introductory study of Western music history and theory through integrated writing, analysis & aural application. No previous background in music theory or history is required.
    Course Introduction
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of music notation, history, style and aural perception of Western art music.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate fluency with basic music notation.
    2. Understand the rudiments of music theory.
    3. Develop skills in writing basic melodies and different kinds of accompaniment
    4. Show awareness of principal landmarks in the cultural history of music.
    5. Demonstrate aural awareness of characteristics of different musical styles.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours

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