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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides an overview of basic concepts of music theory and notation, and demonstrates the application of these concepts in relation to a wide range of contemporary music styles. Also develops students' aural skills.

Unit content

  • Rhythmic concepts and notation
  • Melodic concepts and notation
  • Harmonic concepts and notation
  • Formal concepts
  • Chart creation
  • Aural development - dictation, transcription and sight reading

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 notate music correctly
2 demonstrate an understanding of basic music theory concepts relating to rhythm, melody, harmony, musical form and texture, and apply these concepts to a range of contemporary music styles
3 demonstrate a basic competency in musical dictation, transcription, rhythm and melody reading.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. notate music correctly
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of basic music theory concepts relating to rhythm, melody, harmony, musical form and texture, and apply these concepts to a range of contemporary music styles
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate a basic competency in musical dictation, transcription, rhythm and melody reading.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Fitzgerald, J, 2003, Popular Music Theory, Revised edn, Hazelmount Publishing, East Lismore. ISBN: 0-9750568-0-8.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.