Syllabus for Analysing Notated Music

Musikanalys: noterad musik

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5MU069
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Musicology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-11-18
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Revised: 2018-02-13
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Autumn 2018
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Good knowledge in reading music. Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.
  • Responsible department: Department of Musicology

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

- account for musical processes, structures and conventions in Western notated tradition.
- criticially evaluate different approaches, theories and methodologies in music analysis.
- define research topics suitable for analytic inquiry, relevant to different types of notated music, and implement pursue independent analytical work, in relation to pertinent literature.

Content

Notation is in music used to achieve a certain audible result, and has enables complex and sophisticated structures in the development of Western music. Analysis of scores of notation is thus a very powerful theoretical and methodological tool in the understanding of such music.

The course addresses methodologies and traditions of thought in music analysis, including the following:

- fixed and dynamic traditions of genre, form, and style traditions, and their terminologies and conceptual apparatus.
- reductive and layer-based analytical models.
- hermeneutic, semiotic and metaphorical analytical models.
- questions concerning intentionality. work concept, critical evaluation and interpretation.

Instruction

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment

Written coursework assignments and active participation in seminars.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

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