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Music: Identifying & Describing Musical Elements – University Masterclass With Professor Tim Shephard From The University of Sheffield

June 22 @ 15:35 - 16:35

 

 

At A-level there’s a big emphasis on learning to spot ‘important’ musical features: Is this homophony or polyphony? Where does it modulate to the dominant? What is the fugal subject? But who decides which elements are ‘important’?

In fact, the elements valued in traditional Western music theory are handy in studying the music heard by rich Europeans c.1750-1850, but for the music of any other time, place and social group they can be pretty blunt tools.

In this masterclass we’ll consider how and why music education has come to view certain musical elements as important, and what musicologists do when faced with music where those elements aren’t so important after all.

 

Lecturer Profile (Please click): Professor Tim Shephard


 

Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.

 

Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 Music students, or those with a potential interest in studying music. We also encourage teachers to join so please do join individually or with your class.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Please find a piece of music which you really like, which is brilliant because of musical elements OTHER than the ones you’ve learned to identify at A-level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
15:35 - 16:35
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