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MU1003 Understanding Music (A)

Semester 1

This module aims to develop skills and knowledge that will help students to get more out of the experience of listening to music. Focusing particularly on classical music, the module includes components on musical history,acoustics and aesthetics and examines set works in particular detail. Students are not required to perform as part of this module, but a good prior knowledge of score reading and analysis is essential. A diagnostic test will be carried out in week 1 to ascertain whether you have the necessary musical score literacy to succeed in this class. A low score on this test will indicate that you should transfer into Understanding Music (B) where this skills gap will be addressed.

Module Coordinator: Dr. Jane Pettegree


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MU1003 Booklet (PDF, 220 KB)  

Music Modules Handbook (PDF, 551 KB)