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Music Theory and Composition I - CST1511

Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Qualifying students will gain foundational knowledge of tonal harmonic practice as it applies to historical common practice usage in the form of chorale settings, and also to contemporary contexts, including popular songwriting and jazz. Species counterpoint from the early common practice period will also be covered. Students will be able to apply the fundamental principles of tonality in a variety of stylistic contexts, and furthermore understand how these principles are repurposed stylistically as a function of context.