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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

MUS10541 - Ensemble I

Co-requisites

MUS10532 - Performance II (or be enrolled in this unit in the same period)

Unit aim

Builds on the skills developed in MUS10541 and extends those to achieve professional level skills and technical proficiency through ensemble performance and recording in a variety of contemporary music genres.

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.