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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

have completed unit: [[MUS00630} Songwriting]

Unit aim

Develops techniques, approaches and cognitive processes in songwriting/arranging and composition in general. Creates awareness of advanced music compositional concepts and their application.

Unit content

  • Writing/arranging for bass and drums
  • Writing/arranging for guitar and keyboards
  • Riffs & odd time signatures
  • Balanced & unbalanced formal concepts
  • Form in songwriting, advanced concepts in chord progressions
  • Advanced concepts in chord progressions
  • Sectional harmony
  • Arranging for vocal group
  • Arranging for small horn section
  • Arranging for strings
  • Music in advertising

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an awareness of formal, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures in songwriting
2 demonstrate an understanding of methods and processes used in contemporary music composition
3 write and arrange music with an extended knowledge of processes and techniques.

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

  1. demonstrate an awareness of formal, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures in songwriting
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of methods and processes used in contemporary music composition
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. write and arrange music with an extended knowledge of processes and techniques.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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