MUSI1025 The Art of Listening
Course Type: core/compulsory for music majors, free elective for others
Prerequisite: NIL
Instructor: Dr. Jose Vicente NEGLIA
Semester: Second Semester 2023/24
Time: 12:30pm – 2:20pm, Monday
Venue: CPD-LG1.22 Rehearsal Room
Music moves us, and we know not why, and it is harder still to explain what we are listening to. Taking these issues as a point of departure, MUSI1025 introduces students to a wide array of music, as well as a range of ways of thinking, talking, and writing about music. Attention will be given to the development of listening skills and the vocabulary necessary to articulate an engaged response to the repertoire studied. The majority of music dealt with will be drawn from the classical music repertoire, with supplementary examples from other musical cultures when appropriate.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • describe verbally, as well as in writing a broad range of music genres and styles by listening critically to their component parts and musical features.
Assessment will be based on tests, short written assignments, and participation.
  • physical and mental hearing/listening
  • vocal music and human voice as an instrument
  • musical architecture/structure and instrumental music
  • classical symphony and orchestral genres
  • opera and musical drama
  • soundscape, sonic environment, and electroacoustic music
Selected readings and listening/viewing materials are either available on Moodle or on reserve at the Main Library.