Course Description

Course Name

Materials in Music 2

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The nature of musical elements, looking at ways they can be used and drawing on examples from a range of musical styles.

This paper builds on concepts learned in MUSI 101, extending beyond the world of diatonic harmony into modes and the expressive realm of chromaticism. This paper also begins to explore the nature of musical organisation and coherence, looking at a wide range of musical examples from both Western art music (classical) and contemporary (rock) music traditions. It also contains a practical four-part harmony component.

Learning Outcomes
This paper expands on material covered in MUSI 101. Students will gain:
-Skills in the writing of four-part harmony
-An understanding of modal composition and improvisation
-An understanding of chromatic harmony in the tonal system

Study materials will be handed out in the first class of each module.

*Course content subject to change