MUSI101 Aural Skills 1

Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MUSI103 or MUSI104

A working knowledge and practical application of the rudiments of music and music notation is required. Students without this background should first enrol in MUSI111 before taking MUSI101.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Paul Smith (
Unit Description

This unit is the first of a series of three progressive aural music skills units. Students begin with foundational aural perception skills including pitch, rhythm and metre, tonality, harmony, texture, four-part writing and counterpoint. Musicianship and analysis will be taught with an emphasis on aural training, aural dictation and sight-singing. This unit encourages students to develop active listening skills, and be able to move between aural recognition and description to musical notation with ease.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. identify, notate and sing rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic progressions;
  2. describe accurately a number of musical textures from listening examples;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of all major and minor keys;
  4. identify and realise simple figured bass; and
  5. understand and apply first and second species counterpoint rules.