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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Rehearsing and playing live in ensembles is the key focus of this unit, providing the opportunity for students to achieve pre-professional level skills and technical proficiency through ensemble performance in a variety of contemporary music genres (e.g. alt. rock, electronic dance music, global fusion, improvisational, Latin and original compositions).

Unit content

Topic 1: Ensemble practices and etiquette. Repertoire selection and groove playing and rhythmic studies.

Topic 2: Chart writing, reading signage and transcription skills. Repertoire selection and rehearsal strategies.

Topic 3: Rehearsal techniques. Ensemble balance, timbre and intonation. Repertoire selection and rehearsal. Pre-professional level harmonic studies. Application of harmonic studies to selected repertoire.

Topic 4 Application of pre-professional level groove studies to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal.

Topic 5: Improvisation techniques related to selected repertoire and effective rehearsal techniques.

Topic 6: Pre-professional level improvising and soloing techniques. Application of improvisation and soloing techniques to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal.

Topic 7: Application of scale harmony for improvisation and soloing. Repertoire rehearsal.

Topic 8: Application of accompanying studies to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal of other two songs.

Topic 9: Pre-professional level stagecraft, presentation and audience engagement. Application of stagecraft skills to repertoire rehearsal and performance. Repertoire rehearsal of other two songs

Topic 10: Preparation and rehearsal of five songs for ensemble exam

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

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

  1. demonstrate pre-professional level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate the application of pre-professional level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of pre-professional level music theory
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice and musicianship skills
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. present work within an ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.