University of Fort Hare UFH Undergraduate Music Courses

University of Fort Hare UFH Undergraduate Music Courses

UNDERGRADUATE

For more details on the music undergraduate programs, please refer to the prospectus.

CHORAL MUSIC (MUC)

MUC111F

Purpose:       To introduce learners to choir work.

Content:        Choral music literacy; introduction to choral conducting.

 

MUC112F

Purpose:       To introduce learners to practical choral work, vocal techniques and performance.

Content:        Western choral literature; Xhosa and other African choral music.

 

MUC121F

Purpose:       To introduce learners to choir work.

Content:        Choral music literacy (continuation); choral conducting (continuation); introduction to choral management.

 

MUC122F

Purpose:       To train learners in practical choral work, vocal techniques and performance.

Content:        Western choral literature; Xhosa and other African choral music; accompaniment.

 

MUC113F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic knowledge of choral work.

Content:        Choral music literacy and repertoire; choral conducting; choral management.

 

MUC114F

Purpose:       To train learners in practical choral work, vocal techniques and performance.

Content:        Western choral music literature; Xhosa and other African choral music literature; expository lectures and learner presentation; supervised integrated practical experiences and tasks.

 

MUC123F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic knowledge of choral work.

Content:        Choral music literacy and repertoire; choral conducting; choral management.

 

MUC124F

 

Purpose:       To train learners in practical choral work, vocal techniques and performance.

Content:        Continuation of MUC 114, i.e. Western choral music literature; Xhosa and other African choral music literature; expository lectures and learner presentation; supervised integrated practical experiences and tasks.

 

 

 

MUC111 Choral Music

Purpose:       To introduce students to choir work.

 

Content:        Choral music literacy, Introduction to choral conducting, Introduction to choral management

 

MUC112 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       To give students the opportunity to sing choral literature and to supply instrumental accompaniment where required.

Contents:     Western choral music literature, Xhosa and other African Choral music literature, African Marimbas

 

MUC121 Choral Music

Purpose:      This is a continuation of MUC111

Content:       Choral music literacy, Introduction to choral conducting, Introduction to choral management

 

MUC122 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       Singing and instrumental performance related to choral music.

Content:        Western Choral music literature; Xhosa and other African choral music literature; Expository lectures and learner presentation. Supervised integrated practical experiences and tasks

 

MUC211 Choral Music

Purpose:       To continue the choir work presented in the first year

Content:        Choral singing; Rehearsal techniques; Beginner- level choral adjudication

 

MUC212 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       To continue to give students the opportunity to sing choral literature and to supply instrumental accompaniment where required

Content:        Western choral music literature; Xhosa and other African music literature; African Marimbas.

 

MUC221 Choral Music

Purpose:       To consolidate concepts taught in MUC 211

Content:        Choral conducting; Choral adjudication (continued); Choral arranging; Staff to solfa; Choral interpretation.

 

MUC222 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       To extend concepts and principles introduced in MUC 212 one grade level higher.

Content:        Afro/Western choral music literature; Eclectic African vocal music literature; Accompaniment on a western instrument.

 

MUC311 Choral Music

Purpose:       To elevate learners to an advanced artistic level.

Contents:     Choral interpretation; Poetic understanding; Voice production (junior level); Staff to solfa; Choral arrangements.

 

MUC312 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       To have students participate in more demanding ensemble singing activity. To expose students to various world styles of ensemble activities.

Contents:     Western Choral Music; African Choral Music; World Choral Music

 

MUC321 Choral Music

Purpose:       To consolidate concepts learnt in MUC 311 and to enhance the vocal performance and choral training skills of learners.

Contents:     Choral interpretation (continued); Poetic understanding (continued); Voice production (senior level); Staff to solfa/solfa to staff; the teaching of songs.

 

MUC322 Choral Music (Practical)

Purpose:       To continue to give students the opportunity to sing choral literature and to supply instrumental accompaniment where required.

Contents:     Western choral music literature; Xhosa and other African choral music                                             literature.

 

MUSIC HISTORY AND THEORY

 

MUS111F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic knowledge of Music History and Theory.

Content:        Music Theory and History (African and Western); Music Calligraphy; key signatures; time signatures; intervals and triads; hexatonic scales.

 

MUS112F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic performance and theory skills.

Content:        African and Western music; easy pieces; scales; intervals; triads.

 

MUS121F

Purpose:       To equip learners with knowledge of basic Music History and Theory.

Content:        Music History and Theory (African and Western); regular and irregular rhythms; Western and indigenous African melodies and instruments.

 

MUS122F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic performance skills and knowledge of Music Theory.

Content:        African and Western music; scales; easy pieces; chords; intervals.

 

MUS113F

Purpose:       To equip learners with knowledge of basic Music History and Theory.

Content:        Minor Scales; Classification of Music Instruments; Xhosa Rhythms.

 

MUS114F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic performance skills and knowledge of Music Theory.

Content:        Jazz, African and Western Music; easy pieces; scales; chords; intervals; chord positions; keyboard harmony.

 

MUS123F

Purpose:       To equip learners with knowledge of basic Music History and Theory.

Content:        African and Western music (continuation); analysis of musical pieces.

 

MUS124F

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic performance skills and knowledge of Music Theory.

Content:        Jazz, African and Western music; easy pieces; scales; chords and chord positions; intervals; cadenzas; harmonic analysis; keyboard harmony.

 

MUS111 Introduction to Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To equip the learners with knowledge of basic Music Theory and History

Content:        Music Theory; Music Calligraphy; Scales; Intervals and Triads; Key Signatures; Time Signatures; Regular and Irregular Rhythms, Xhosa Music Theory: The Hexatonic Scale, Indigenous Xhosa Melodies, Music History, The Notion of Music History, African Music History, Introduction to Xhosa Music History, World Music

 

MUS112 Practical Music

Purpose:       Beginner: level music performance skills

Content:        African Music; Jazz and Western Music; Keyboard harmony

 

MUS121 Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To equip learners with the knowledge of basic Music Theory and History

Content:        Music Theory; Music Calligraphy; Minor Scales; Analysis of Compositions, Western Music History: Introduction and Survey.

 

MUS122 Practical Music

Purpose:       Continuation of MUS 121

Content:        African Music; Jazz and Western Music; Keyboard harmony

 

MUS211 Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To continue to equip the learners with the knowledge of basic Music Theory and History

Content:        African Music Theory: Pentatonic Scales and Whole Tone Scales; The Afro – Diatonic Scale, Xhosa Hymnody, African Music History: African Music , World Music

 

MUS212 Practical Music

Purpose:       Music performance skills

Content:        African Music; Jazz and Western Music, Keyboard harmony

 

MUS221 Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To continue to equip learners with skill in Music Theory and History

Content:        Music Theory: Consolidation of concepts learnt in MUS 121, Music History: Overview of Western Music (Continues).

 

MUS222 Practical Music

Purpose:       Music performance skills

Contents:     Western Music; Jazz and African Music

 

MUS311 Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To continue to equip learners with the knowledge of basic Music Theory and History

Contents:     Music Theory: Consolidation of concepts learnt in MUS 211,

African Music Theory; Music History: African Music and World Music.

 

MUS312 Practical Music

Purpose:       Proficiency in practical music making

Contents:     African Music; Jazz and Western Music; Keyboard Harmony

 

MUS321 Music Theory and History

Purpose:       To continue to equip learners with the knowledge of basic Music Theory and History

Contents:     Music Theory: Continuation of MUS 221, Western Music History: Continuation of basic formal analysis of selected compositions.

 

MUS322 Practical Music

 

Purpose:       Continuation of MUS321

Contents:     African Music; Jazz and Western Music; Keyboard Harmony

 

MUT – MUSIC THEORY for B Mus (East London)

 

MUT111E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       To equip students with music theory and performance skills

Content:        Western music: Music theory; scales; intervals and triads, key signatures, time signatures and keyboard skills, African music, African rhythm, marimba skills, musical bows,

 

 

MUT121E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       Continuation of MUT111E

Content:        Western music: Music theory; keyboard harmony. African music; popular music, neo-African music, African scales, African drumming

 

 

MUT211E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       To deepen knowledge in music theory and performance skills

Content:        African music: pulse notation, African rhythms, Western music; keyboard harmony, theory.

 

 

MUT221E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       Continuation of MUT211 E, i.e. music theory and performance skills

Content:        African music; marimbas ensemble, African chamber music, Neo-African, scales, improvisation technique, Western music; key board harmony, theory.

 

 

MUT311E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       Music theory and performance skills on advanced level.

Content:        Advanced level of African music; African orchestral music, African chamber music, marimba ensemble, musical bow ensemble, Western music, keyboard harmony,wind instruments, theory, chamber ensembles.

 

 

MUT321E Music Theory

 

Purpose:       Continuation of MUT311E, i.e. music theory and performance skills on advanced level.

Content:        Advanced theory of African music; African orchestral music, marimba ensemble, musical bow ensemble, Advance theory of Western music, keyboard harmony, wind instruments, theory, Western chamber ensemble.

 

 

MSI –  MUSIC SECONDARY INSTRUMENT  (East London)

 

MSI111E Music Secondary Instrument

 

Purpose:       To expose learners to a secondary instrument in order to gain skills in theory, accompaniment and conducting.

Contents:     scales; chords; easy pieces on secondary instrument; keyboard skills for choral conductors, singers and instrumentalists; ensemble skills for performances.

 

 

MSI121E Music Secondary Instrument

 

Purpose:       To expose learners to a secondary instrument in order to improve skills in theory, accompaniment, conducting and leading of ensembles.

Contents:     continuation of MSI111. Easy pieces on secondary instrument; keyboard skills for choral conductors, singers and instrumentalists; ensemble techniques for performances.

 

 

MSI211E Music Secondary Instrument

 

Purpose:       To develop and improve skills in theory, accompaniment, conducting and leading of ensembles through a secondary instrument.

Contents:     keyboard skills for choral conductors, singers and instrumentalists; performance techniques for soloists and ensembles; chamber music and ensemble leading techniques.

 

 

MSI221E Music Secondary Instrument

 

Purpose:       To develop and improve skills in theory, accompaniment, conducting and leading of ensembles through a secondary instrument.

Contents:     continuation of MSI211. Keyboard skills for choral conductors, singers and instrumentalists; performance techniques for soloists and ensembles; chamber music and ensemble leading techniques.

 

 

MPI MUSIC PRACTICE, Primary Instrument (East London)

 

MPI111E        Solo Singing and Instruments

Purpose:       To equip learners with basic steps in solo and small ensemble singing and playing

 

Content:        Basic steps in vocal and instrumental technique and musicianship; introduction to foreign languages (Italian and German) and different styles; start a repertoire of suitable arias and ensembles and instrumental pieces.

 

 

MPI121E        Solo Singing  and Instruments  

 

Purpose:    To develop skills in solo and small ensemble singing and playing

Content:     Add vocalises to the simple warm-up procedures with theoretical knowledge; study staff notation and tonic sol-fa ensembles; research further genres for repertoire list, including more foreign language songs (plus French) with translations. More instrumental pieces for ensembles and soloists.

 

 

MPI211E        Solo Singing and Instruments

 

Purpose:       To explore the range of skills required to present solo and ensemble performances, instrument techniques

Content:        Applying knowledge of vocal and instrumental techniques to learning of new songs and pieces; learn transcription of tonic sol-fa to staff notation; develop Italian, German and French pronunciation and translation; learn rudiments  small ensemble conducting. First concert pieces for instrumentalists

 

 

MPI221E Solo Singing and instruments

Purpose:       To explore the range of skill required to present solo and ensemble performances

 

Content:        Examine the finer details of vocal and instrumental classification and the concept of Fach; transcription; introduce foreign language translations into printed programme of recital repertoire; coach vocal parts and conduct small ensemble.

 

 

MPI311E Solo Singing and instruments

 

Purpose:       Select solo or solo with ensemble component and develop skills to prepare for professional level performances.

Content:        Select repertoire from at least five styles for programme; include coloratura or dramatic arias reflecting new vocal and instrumental techniques; study appropriate presentation and actions; work on translations; singers add another language (Spanish); self-assessment sessions; printed programme

 

 

MPI321E        Solo Singing and instruments

Purpose:       To prepare for professional standard performances

 

Content:        Prepare arias displaying high level of vocal technique (for solo component) or concert pieces for displaying high instrumental techniques and at least five contrasting styles; sight reading; viva voce on technique and repertoire background; practical application of promotion procedures; conducting complex arrangements for ensemble component

 

 

MPI411E  Solo Singing and instruments

Purpose:       To put into practice in public performances skills

 

Content:        Identify own set of vocal and instrumental exercises and practice routines; select repertoire for examination recital including at least five contrasting styles; prepare professional programme; identify public venues to present recital; for ensemble component arrange rehearsals and voice and instrument parts; promote the public performance.  Prepare an audition; curriculum vitae.

 

 

MPI421E  Solo Singing and instruments

Purpose:       To put into practice in public performances skills

 

Content:        Identify own set of vocal and instrumental exercises and practice routines; select repertoire for examination recital including at least five contrasting styles; prepare professional programme; identify public venues to present recital; for ensemble component arrange rehearsals and voice and instrument parts; promote the public performance. Update audition curriculum vitae.

 

 

MUH – HISTORY OF MUSIC (East London)

 

MUH111E     Introduction to History of Music

Purpose:       To equip the learners with the basic knowledge of Western and African Music History.

 

Content:        Western music: Introduction to stylistic periods; introduction to prominent composers; introduction to major genres of composition of western music; middle age and renaissance music. African music: Introduction to Xhosa music; its characteristics, historical perspectives, composers; terminologies, geographical situation, world music.

 

 

 

MUH121E     History of Music (continuation of MUH111E)

Purpose:       To equip the learners with the basic knowledge of Western and African Music History.

 

Content:        Western music: Introduction to stylistic periods; introduction to prominent composers; introduction to major genres of composition of western music; baroque and classical music. African music: Introduction to Xhosa music; its characteristics, historical perspectives, composers; terminologies, geographical situation, world music.

 

 

 

MUH211E     History of Music

Purpose:       To develop the knowledge of specific eras in the history of Western and African music.

 

Content:        Western music: the romantic era. Focus will be on the most prominent genres, composers and compositions of these eras. African music: music of sub-Saharan Africa, social functions. historical perspectives, characteristics, composers, video examples, world music.

 

 

MUH221E     History of Music (Continuation of MUH 211E)

Purpose:       To develop the knowledge of specific eras in the history of Western and African music.

 

Content:        Western music: 20th century music. Focus will be on the most prominent genres, composers and compositions of these eras. African music: music of Sub-Saharan Africa, social functions. Historical perspectives, characteristics, composers, video examples, world music.

 

 

MUH311E  History of Music

Purpose:       To develop the knowledge of specific eras in the history of Western and African music.

Content:        Western music: Music literature. Focus will be on  developments, theories and discourses in the 19th and 20th century.  African music: music for ritual ceremonies, its efficacy, cognitive processes in African compositions, world music.

MUH321E History of Music (continuation of MUH 311E)

Purpose:       To develop the knowledge of specific eras in the history of Western and African music and to develop the knowledge of contemporary Western and African music and philosophies of music.

Content:        Western music: Focus will be on the most prominent genres, composers and compositions, music literature and discourses in the 19th and 20th century.  African music: music for ritual ceremonies, its efficacy, cognitive processes in African compositions. The philosophical and cognitive processes involved in African compositions, world music.

 

MUC – MUSIC CHORAL (East London)

 

MUC401E Advanced Choral Music (repertoire, management skills, conducting).

Purpose:       To expose learners to advanced choral genres.

 

Contents:     Choral music as found in the following genres: Operas, Symphonies, other genres, Choral Management Skills and Conducting.

 

 

MUC402E Advanced Practical Music (Choral and Singing Techniques)

Purpose:       To expose learners to an advanced level of performance in choral music.

Contents:     Singing;Choir Conducting; Performance on African and Western Instruments.

 

MUS – MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY AND METHODOLOGY (East London)

 

MUS401E African Philosophy of Music

Purpose:       To give learners insight into African philosophy as found in Music.

Contents:     African philosophy in music; anthropological and sociological approaches to African music.

 

MUS402E Advanced Theory of African Music and Jazz

Purpose:       To expose learners to African Music Theory and Jazz Theory at an advanced level.

Contents:     Music Transcription and Keyboard Harmony.

 

MUS403E History of African or Western Music

Purpose:       To train learners in research work in the field of African or Western Music.

Contents:     Learners write a long essay on a chosen theme.

 

MUS404E History of Jazz and Popular Music

Purpose:       To train learners in research work in the field of Jazz and Popular Music.

Contents:     Learners write a long essay on a chosen theme.

 

MUS405E General Music History

Purpose:       To train learners in research work in the field of General Music History.

Contents:     Learners write a long essay on a chosen theme.

 

MUS406E Field Work and Research Techniques

Purpose:       To expose learners to field work and research techniques in music.

Contents:      Interview skills; Photography skills; Videography skills; Keeping Field Notes; Ethics of Field Work.

 

MUS407E      Creative Studies

Purpose:       To expose students to aspects of musical composition.

Contents:     Techniques of Composition based on: Speech Tone; Song Composition; Music Drama; Opera. All of this can involve individual or group work.

 

MUS408E Music Technology

Purpose:       To expose learners to both traditional and modern uses of music technology.

Contents:     Instrument Making; Music Computer Programmes; Studio Recording Techniques.