MUSICAL CONCEPTS AND MATERIALS II
2015/2016, Semester 2
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Of Music)
Modular Credits: 6
MCM II builds on the skills and knowledge developed in MCM I. It includes five weekly meetings - analysis activities, theory activities, group activities, workstation activities, and skills. Each meeting will address and enhance a set of knowledge and skills relevant to your development as a musician. By the end of the module, you should have a basic but comprehensive set of theoretical knowledge and musical skills to apply to performance and composition.
In particular, this module is dedicated to further topics concerning harmony and analysis. Where MUT1121 covered diatonic harmony, this module addressed chromatic harmony and modulation as well as the approaches to motivic and formal elaboration that accompany them.
Topics and Skills
Week 1: Secondary Chords
Week 2: Secondary Chords
Week 3: Modulation
Week 4: Modulation
Week 5: Motivic Development
Week 6: Linear Diminished 7th Chords
Week 7: Neapolitan Chords
Week 8: Augmented 6th Chords
Week 9: Other Types of Modulation
Week 10: Ninth Chords and Borrowed Chords
Week 11: Phrase Development
Week 12: Chromatic Mediant Chords
Week 13: Review
Projects form 50% of assessment in this module. There will be 2 projects, due Week 7 and Finals Week II, respectively. Project I will involve composing a minuet. Project II will involve the composition of a song. These will be performed in groups.
In addition, there will be continuous assessment in class meetings. This will form 50% of assessment. Note that attendance at Group Activities and Repertoire Analysis will be considered CA. Also as part of CA, you will be responsible to pass 3 skills tests, demonstrating your command of essential musicianship skills. These test can be taken throughout the semester. You are required to score above an 80% on each. Tutorials with Dr. Makarome are to provide you an opportunity to develop these skills.
Project I: 20%
Project II: 30%
Assignments, lecture notes, and project descriptions will be made available on IVLE. In addition, you may be requested to submit assignments through IVLE. In connection with this, you are expected to check your
email account regularly. All communications related to class will be sent to that address. Any online presentations will be made available via IVLE. Relevant web addresses can be found above under weblinks.