MUSA200-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course further develops skills in musicianship and analysis, including counterpoint and chromatic harmony.

This course builds on students’ training in 100-level Musicianship and Theory courses. In MUSA200, the focus will be on chromatic harmony (learning to recognise and use chords which include notes from outside the diatonic scale) and counterpoint (the art of combining several melodies together). The course will continue to develop students’ skills in sight-singing, ear training, and musical analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Sight-sing tonal and modal melodies within a polyphonic texture
  • Harmonise melodies using chromatic chords within a four-part texture
  • Realize straightforward and short figured bass harmonisations at the keyboard
  • Aurally recognise and notate melodies in major and minor keys and modes
  • Aurally recognise and note harmonic progressions within a four-part texture
  • Analyse short musical works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation, identifying significant musical elements and structural devices and demonstrating an appropriate analytical lexicon
  • Find 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.




Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
▪ 24 hours attending lectures
▪ 11 hours attending keyboard labs
▪ 40 hours completing the Practical Harmony tasks
▪ 10 hours preparing for written tests
▪ 20 hours completing analysis assignments
▪ 45 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Francis Yapp


Courtney Hickmott


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 1 15% Involving written and aural components
Test 2 15% Involving written and aural components
Short Test 1 10% Rhythm and sight-singing
Practical Harmony Task 1 5% Assessed in tutorials in week 4
Practical Harmony Task 2 15% Assessed in tutorials in week 8
Practical Harmony Task 3 10% Assessed in tutorials in week 12
Analysis Assignment 1 15%
Analysis Assignment 2 15%

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Ralph Turek and Daniel McCarthy,; Theory for Today’s Musician, ; 3rd; Routledge, 2019.

Ralph Turek and Daniel McCarthy,; Workbook to Accompany Theory for Today’s Musician ; 3rd; Routledge, 2019.

These books can be bought from the University Bookshop; there are also copies in the UC Library. The textbook (not workbook) is available as an ebook from the UC Library.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* 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 MUSA200 Occurrences

  • MUSA200-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023