This core course provides you with the foundational knowledge on the materials, structures and processes of tonal music. It focuses on the application of harmonic and melodic practices in composition and the function of diatonic harmony in various styles, including classical, popular music and jazz. Exercises in compositional craft provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate initiative and creativity. The course develops core skills in musicianship and the ability to apply these in other areas of musical practice and research. Aural classes and aural choir enable students to develop their perception and execution of rhythm, pitch and tonal structures, and sight-singing.
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