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Archived Version 2012 - 2013

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module consists of two complementary sections: Theory, and Solfège. Theory equips students with a solid theoretical understanding of the elements of music. Solfège facilitates an experience-based and pedagogy-focused exploration of musical concepts following the Kodály principles of music education.

Learning Outcomes

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study2Individual practice of polyphonic music tasks, sol-fa singing, memorisation; music theory exercises
Lecture2Lectures on course content
Group work3Independent organisation and rehearsal of group vocal performance
Total Workload: 7

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • ABRSM: 1990, The AB Guide to Music Theory, Parts 1 and 2,
  • Winters, Williams: 1996, A Music Course for Students, OUP,
  • Antal Molnár: 1983, Klasszikus Kánonok (Classical Canons): 230 polyphonic singing exercises, Editio Musica Budapest (EMB), Budapest,
  • Németh, R., Nógrádi L., Puster J.: 1984, Szolfézs Antológia (Solfege Anthology), Editio Musica Budapest (EMB), Budapest,
  • Kodály, Zoltán: 0, 333 Reading Exercises, Editio Musica Budapest, Budapest,
  • Kodály, Zoltán: 0, Pentatonic Reading Exercises, Book I, Editio Musica Budapest, Budapest,
  • Taylor, Eric: 2008, Music Theory in Practice, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London,
Other Resources

1394, Website, My Music Theory, 0, Music Theory Resources, Exercises, http://www.mymusictheory.com/grade5, 1395, Website, Kodály Society of Ireland, 0, Educational Principles of the Kodály Concept, Dublin, KSI, http://www.kodalyireland.com/Aboutus_html/educational.html, 1396, Website, International Kodály Society, 0, Zoltán Kodály: Educational Activities, Budapest, IKS, http://www.iks.hu/Summary-Kodaly-s-Life-and-Work/education.html, 1397, Website, Kodály Institute, 0, Zoltán Kodály: The Educator, Kecskemét, Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music, http://www.kodaly.hu/kodaly/concept.htm,
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