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Music Theory and Composition II - CST2611

Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: CST1511 or (CST1501 and CST1502)
Purpose: Qualifying students will develop advanced skills of tonal harmonic and contrapuntal resources and their use in historical contexts, specifically the middle- to late-common practice period, and contemporary contexts, specifically popular music of the late 20th century to the current time, and jazz forms. It will be useful to learners who wish to develop more advanced contemporary musical skills paired with a historical understanding of the development and function of harmonic and contrapuntal resources. Furthermore, qualifying students will be able to harness chromatic tonal resources, specifically harmony and three-part counterpoint, for use in both historical Romantic contexts, fugal studies, contemporary popular music and jazz. They are able to exploit chromatic principles of tonality in a variety of stylistic contexts, and to understand how these principles are repurposed stylistically as a function of context.