Core Module Information
Module title: Techniques of Score Analysis 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08150
Module leader: Katrina Burton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Music HND

Description of module content:

You will learn how to apply two techniques of musical analysis to scores from the common practice period (c.1650-1900) which will normally comprise Schenkerian and motivic analysis. You will also learn to complete pastiche exercises demonstrating stylistically appropriate techniques of harmony and counterpoint.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop insight into musical structure expressed in notational form;

LO2: Formulate connections between surface detail and structural features of a score;

LO3: Give examples of specific analytical techniques;

LO4: Illustrate your analytical findings clearly using appropriate notation;

LO5: Develop insight into the application of specific techniques of harmony and counterpoint

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Katrina Burton
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is delivered in a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
You will attend a series of five lectures each on the two analytical methods discussed during the module (LO1,2). Following each of these two blocks there will be a week of tutorials to allow you to get specific feedback on your work (LO3,4).
There will also be two blocks of harmony seminars where you will be coached in a hands-on workshop-style environment to write pastiche harmony and counterpoint exercises (LO5).

Formative Assessment:
Short weekly exercises in analysis will be set to develop your skills. In the two tutorial weeks you will also have the opportunity of bringing drafts of your summative analysis assessments for feedback. Feedback on harmony exercises will be given on a weekly basis but two formative assessment points will provide you with opportunities to receive feedback on your work on elements of your summative submission.

Summative Assessment:
The summative submission for this module is two portfolios: one consisting of harmony exercises (equivalent to 10 minutes in length), and the other of analytical exercises demonstrating your understanding of individual musical details, structural considerations, your familiarity with appropriate notation, and of the style of the period (equivalent to 15 minutes in length).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Seminar 9
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 169
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1,2,3,4 35
Portfolio 40 5 35
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS08150 Techniques of Score Analysis 1