This module is an introduction to the creative principles of music. You'll begin by examining the fundamental elements of Western music and comparing them with those of other musical cultures (such as India). You'll develop a detailed understanding of western rhythm, melody, harmony, polyphony, instrumentation, structure and form. You'll learn how to use these elements in song composition and ? by the end of the module ? will have written a complete song with piano accompaniment, using the Sibelius music notation software widely employed in the creative industries.