UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Develops introductory technical and analytical skills in performance and/or songwriting through the critique of practice, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements, repertoire and the application of performance and stagecraft techniques. Students receive one-to-one tuition and participate in weekly group performance and production workshops.
Topic 1: Studio specific technique overview including, instrumental role and function, WHS and and the importance of transcribing. Focus on establishing and documenting a practice routine and songwriting routine.
Topic 2: Studio specific technical exercises to establish practice routines accompanied by critical thinking and planning to identify weaknesses and strengths.
Topic 3: Studio specific application of technical exercises, nine week plan, approaches to chart reading, writing and transcribing and rehearsal strategies.
Topic 4: Introduction to repertoire (e.g. 12 bar blues, quick to the four, minor blues and blues turnarounds) Harmony – functions of the dominant 7th and 6/9 chords.
Topic 5: Scale syllabus (revision of harmonic minor, major and minor modes). Rhythm - 8th and 16th note syncopation.
Topic 6: Repertoire research, analysis and development – transposition, impact of rearranging and exam preparation.
Topic 7: Harmonic progressions and guide tones. Syncopated grooves and rhythmic elements for independence.
Topic 8: Scale syllabus (melodic minor and derivatives). Dynamics and rhythmic focus 8th and 16th note syncopation.
Topic 9: Approaches to introductory improvisation concepts (cyclic and harmonic progressions, scale and rhythmic applications)
Topic 10: Extension to scale syllabus (Lydian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Pentatonic and Blues scales - application to improvisation)
Topic 11: Continuation of approaches to improvisation (cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications)
Topic 12: Studio specific roles and responsibilities in live performance or songwriter/arranger.
Topic 13: Exam preparation, introductory stagecraft, stageplan responsibilities and ensemble leadership skills.
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate introductory-level instrumental, songwriting or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres|
|2||demonstrate the application of introductory-level instrumental. songwriting or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of introductory-level theory and charting writing|
|4||demonstrate the application of theory to performance, songwriting and studio practice with introductory-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:
demonstrate introductory-level instrumental, songwriting or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
demonstrate the application of introductory-level instrumental. songwriting or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire
demonstrate an understanding of introductory-level theory and charting writing
demonstrate the application of theory to performance, songwriting and studio practice with introductory-level musicianship skills
present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.
- Texts as prescribed by individual studio lecturer, ..