Performance 2B

Prerequisite Requirement: Performance 2A Aim: Preparation of instrumental (or vocal) repertoire and skills for public performance. Content: Advanced technical and musical skills, study and interpretation of specific genres and/or style periods, application of musical knowledge through performance of unfamiliar or advanced pieces.

Performance 2A

Prerequisite Requirement: Performance 1B or equivalent, and an audition. Aim: Preparation of instrumental (or vocal) repertoire and skills for public performance. Content: Advanced technical and musical skills, study and interpretation of specific genres and/or style periods, application of musical knowledge through performance of unfamiliar or advanced pieces

Theorising Music in Society

Aim: To deal with the fact that music is a social product, to understand it as always arising out of specific social conditions, and as being constituted by particular social discourses. Content: Important current theoretical debates.

SA Music: Traditional, Marabi and Beyond

Aim: To profile three areas of South African music: traditional forms of African music; Marabi and the Marabi-jazz tradition to the end of the 1950s; and South African jazz after 1960. Content: South African traditional musics; research perspectives in South African music studies; South African music ethnographies; aspects of popular music in South Africa; early

Honours Project (Long)

Prerequisite Requirement: Admission to Honours programme. Aim: To develop an understanding of a field relevant to your chosen programme. Content: An intensive, independently-conducted project relevant to your area of specialisation, determined in consultation with the appropriate programme specialist and approved by the Head of School

Music Research: Methods

Prerequisite Requirement: Subject to approval of the Academic Co-ordinator. Aim: To provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for planning and executing research at the level of the Honours/Masters degree. Content: Identifying relevant sources and assessing their quality and usefulness to a particular project; developing a theoretical basis for research in music; qualitative and quantitative

Popular Music Production in Southern Africa

Prerequisite Requirement: Thinking Popular Music (MUSC7PM H1)/Thinking Popular Music (MUSC8PM H1). Aim: To introduce students to a highly complex industry that comprises, inter alia, the recording, distribution, advertising,televising, marketing and consuming of music sound and image. Content: A focus on the mediating processes of the popular music industry (by way of an ‘internship’), an integration

Thinking Popular Music

Prerequisite Requirement: Subject to the approval of the Academic Co-ordinator. Aim: To look at some of the factors that have made Popular Music Studies a dynamic new field, to note some of the issues to which this field addresses itself, and to consider some of its insights. Content: The implications of Popular Music Studies for

Electro-Acoustic Music 2B

Prerequisite Requirement: Electro-Acoustic Music 2A (MUSC7LA H1)/Electro-Acoustic Music 2A (MUSC8LA H1). Aim: To provide students with theory and practical experience in various aspects of the musical arts, which are either dependent on or enhanced by current technologies: i.e., digital synthesis and advanced computer applications in audio and music production. Content: Advanced digital synthesis and sampling

Electro-Acoustic Music 2A

Prerequisite Requirement: Electro-Acoustic Music 1Aand 1B, or equivalent Aim: To provide students with theory and practical experience in various aspects of the musical arts, which are either dependent on or enhanced by current technologies: i.e., digital synthesis and advanced computer applications in audio and music production. Content: Advanced linear and non-linear recording and audio processing,