have traditionally viewed harmony (music theory) as a mechanistic exercise –
they follow ‘rules’ of harmony without understanding why these rules were
devised in the first place. It is also not known if students can ‘hear’ the
notes that they compose/harmonise. It is a worrying trend when students divorce
music (as a sonic phenomenon) with music notes – they do not have the ability
to entirely appreciate what they have written. This project aims to find out if
audiation aids in the harmonisation of a given bass/melodic line.