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Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing - MUSC3699

Year - 2020

This unit of study deals with the different ways in which we comprehend music and with the different ways in which that comprehension might be explained. It deals with modes of hearing and musical analysis for the purpose of leading students towards a deeper knowledge of how music in various genres (ranging from the classical mainstream to the twentieth-century avant-garde, from Tin Pan Alley songs to punk rock and hip-hop) is understood. This is a required unit of study for a music major in an Arts degree.

2 hr lecture, 1 hr tut/wk

Brief essays eq. 1,500 words (30%), final paper 3,000 words (50%), tutorial participation (20%)

Additional information
A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required.


18 Junior credit points


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Arts Music
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki
HECS Band: 1
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