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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Develops foundational performance skills through the analysis and critique of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of contemporary repertoire and the application of foundational performance techniques.

Unit content

Topic 1: OH&S including equipment placement - Technical exercises to establish a practice routine - Approaches to chart reading, writing and importance of transcription
Topic 2: Introduction to repertoire (e.g. blues, electronic, funk, hip hop, reggae, pop, rock, rhythm & blues) - Chords (all functions of the dominant 7th & 6/9). Instrumental role and function
Topic 3: Scale syllabus (harmonic minor, major and minor modes) - 8th and 16th note syncopation
Topic 4: Repertoire research and development - Effective music journaling and critique
Topic 5: Harmonic progressions and guide tones - Rhythmic elements and rhythmic elements for independence
Topic 6: Scale syllabus (melodic minor and derivatives) - Dynamic and rhythmic focus 8th and 16th note syncopation
Topic 7: Approaches to intermediate improvisation concepts (cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications)
Topic 8: Extension to scale syllabus (Lydian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Pentatonic and Blues scales)
Topic 9: Syncopated grooves and role in ensemble
Topic 10: Continuation of approaches to improvisation (Cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications)
Topic 11: Exam preparation: Intermediate stagecraft and ensemble leadership skills

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 demonstrate intermediate-level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
2 demonstrate the application of intermediate-level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire
3 demonstrate an understanding of intermediate-level theory
4 demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice with intermediate-level musicianship skills
5 present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.

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

  1. demonstrate intermediate-level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate the application of intermediate-level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of intermediate-level theory
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice with intermediate-level musicianship skills
    • GA4:
  5. present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Igoe, T, 2005, Groove Essentials – the play along, Hudson Music.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.