This unit focuses on the development of problem solving skills in relation to music composition. It will develop a series of approaches to developing analytical and reflective musical communication skills. In particular, this unit will help you to develop skills in creative and interpretive music composition, lyric-writing, collaboration and critical analysis.
- Starting points
- Repetitive devices
- Rhyme and couplet development
- Melody, motifs and phrasing
- Blues: harmonic and melodic properties
- Chord charts
- Chord progressions
- Phonetic concepts and techniques
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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, rhythmic and lyrical structures used in music composition.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of methods and processes used in songwriting||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||write a song employing intuitive and cognitive processes.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||use peer evaluation to review participation in, and outcomes of, teamwork.|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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