MUSA101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This course develops competence in rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic procedures, fundamental music analysis techniques, sight-singing and sight-readings skills and simple harmonizations using keyboard or guitar.

The course offers students an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of harmonic, rhythmic and melodic notation and theory; to learn fundamental approaches to music analysis; develop aural skills with competence in rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic dictation; strengthen their abilities to sight-sing, sight-read music and to create and perform simple harmonisations of diatonic melodies on keyboard.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will:
  • Have highly-developed aural skills, including competence in sight-singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation;
  • Have an understanding of tonal harmony, including diatonic harmony and simple chromatic harmony;
  • Be able to harmonise simple melodies, and perform these harmonisations at the keyboard;
  • Be able to analyse music from score (including scores using C-clefs and transposing instruments);
  • Be able to discern patterns in complex information.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School


MUSI112, MUSI171

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 24 hours attending lectures
• 10 hours attending keyboard tutorials
• 6 hours attending “musicianship singing” class
• 20 hours completing the ‘practical harmony’ tasks
• 20 hours completing the analysis assignments
• 70 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Francis Yapp


Roger Buckton


Kim Wood


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Practical Harmony Task 1 20%
Practical Harmony Task 2 20%
Individual Sight Singing & Rhythm Assessment 20%
In-class Test 1 20%
In-class Test 2 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Turek, Ralph , McCarthy, Daniel William; Theory for today's musician ; Second edition; Routledge, 2014.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All MUSA101 Occurrences

  • MUSA101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021