Details for Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Technology
Reading, writing, and listening are common skills to acquire when learning a language. Music is its own aural and written language of pitch, rhythm, duration, dynamics, tone colour, and texture all captured and described through musical notation or performed/recorded sound.
This subject will help you to develop your theoretical understanding of music, musical literacy, aural skills and demonstrate the key role technology plays in facilitating our understanding of these foundational musical principles.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: MUS010
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton
Awards offering Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Technology
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Recognise standard musical terms, signs, and notation.
- Repeat relevant exercises to develop aural-perception skills.
- Report on the development of aural-perceptions skills and music theory knowledge.
- Select appropriate technology to accomplish musical outcomes.
- Discuss music technology.
Topic 1 – Introduction
Topic 2 – Music Technology: Preparation and Training
Topic 3 – Music Technology: Recording
Topic 4 – Music Technology: Performance
Topic 5 – Musical Notation
Topic 6 – Rhythm and Meter
Topic 7 – Intervals and Accidentals
Topic 8 – Scales and Key Signatures
Topic 9 – Chords
Topic 10 – Chord Progressions and Cadences
Topic 11 – Terms and Signs
Topic 12 – Musical Forms
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Onsite (face-to-face)
- Online (e-Learning)
- Exam (30%)
- Aural skills tests and reflection (30%)
- Performance/Score/Recording (40%)
- Primary readings provided