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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

Creative Music Practice III

Unit aim

Strengthens intermediate level skills and knowledge in relation to collaborative music making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with two ensembles with one geared towards students' own creative and/or performance goals and at least one having a recording focus.

 

Unit content

  • Intermediate level ensemble practices and etiquette.
  • Repertoire selection and groove playing and rhythmic studies.
  • Intermediate level songwriting, composition and arrangement techniques
  • Arranging for recording, creating "other worlds" in studio recording. 
  • Creative recording techniques, overdubs, doubling and soundscapes.
  • Improvisation techniques related to selected repertoire
  • Pre-production techniques for recording

 

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 intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
2 Demonstrate the application of intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques to performance
3 Apply intermediate level composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble in a recording context
4 Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an intermediate level.
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 intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. Demonstrate the application of intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques to performance
    • GA5:
  3. Apply intermediate level composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble in a recording context
    • GA2:
  4. Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an intermediate level.
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. Present work within an ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6: