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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Strengthens intermediate level musicianship skills and knowledge specifically in relation to theory, aural, keyboard and digital musicianship skills (including notation software and digital audio workstation software). This unit extends the theoretical concepts presented in Musicianship III, focusing on advanced harmonic relationships, groove construction, sectional writing and scale/harmony application, and applies these concepts to develop aural perception, composition, arranging and performance.

 

Unit content

  • Chord progressions
  • Timbres
  • Textural elements
  • Musical structures
  • Transcriptions
  • Rhythmic counterpoint and the creation of contemporary grooves
  • Advanced scales and their application for improvisation
  • Quartal (fourth-based) harmony
  • Two, three and four-part sectional writing
  • Functional keyboard skills
  • Intermediate level MIDI and sample-based editing and arranging techniques
  • Basic DAW mixing techniques, spatialisation and use of effects

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: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Transcribe songs from contemporary repertoire into professional music charts Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
2 Recognise and create popular instrumental and vocal timbres and effects Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 Apply intermediate level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of contemporary music repertoire and practice. Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 Recognise, analyse and create intermediate level ensemble 'grooves' and contemporary rhythmic techniques Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
5 Apply chord construction, voicing and voice leading principles to compose two, three and four sectional harmonisations Creativity
6 Recognise, perform and apply advanced scales and modes for improvisation Creativity

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

  1. Transcribe songs from contemporary repertoire into professional music charts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Recognise and create popular instrumental and vocal timbres and effects
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Apply intermediate level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of contemporary music repertoire and practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Recognise, analyse and create intermediate level ensemble 'grooves' and contemporary rhythmic techniques
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. Apply chord construction, voicing and voice leading principles to compose two, three and four sectional harmonisations
    • GA2: Creativity
  6. Recognise, perform and apply advanced scales and modes for improvisation
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

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