MUSI30255 Advanced Aural Studies

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

80 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Mr Peter Hurley, Prof Stuart Greenbaum


Mr Peter Hurley


Subject Overview:

Building in complexity from the foundation of Aural 2, a program to continue the development of musicianship through Solfège, linking theoretical concepts, reading and writing of musical notation with aural development through a range of activities in tutorial and lecture/workshop settings.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able:

  • to read and sing diatonic melodies in the complete range of keys, selected modal and alternative tonalities chord progressions countermelodies and bass lines using solfège or tonic solfa
  • to read and perform more complex rhythms, including shifting meters, changing accents, unusual subdivisions
  • to transcribe diatonic melodies, rhythms chord progressions countermelodies and bass lines in the complete range of keys, selected modal and alternative tonalities
  • to be developing the capacity for aural analysis of works at a higher intermediate level
  • Viva voce: 6 x prepared singing (3) and clapping (3) exercises (total 12 minutes), during semester in tutorials and staff consultation times (30%)
  • Viva voce: Sight singing (1) and sight rhythm (1) test (total 5 minutes), during end of semester exam period (20%)
  • Transcription and identification tasks: 4 x short written tests and exercises, assessed during semester in tutorials (10%)
  • Written exam: transcription and identification tasks (90 mins), during end of semester exam period (30%)
  • Active participation in tutorial and lecture/workshop activities: throughout semester (10%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Diploma in Music
Graduate Diploma in Music
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation

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