Develops fundamental skills in the aural perception of music, through listening, sight reading, performing, and transcribing. These skills are developed through the study of form, rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre in patterns and contexts common to contemporary music.
- Chord progressions
- Textual elements
- Musical structures
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||perform, recognise and dictate fundamental rhythmic patterns||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||sing, recognise and dictate diatonic intervals up to a 9th||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||sight sing, recognise and dictate melodies based on simple scales and modes||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||sing arpeggios, recognise and dictate chord progressions based on fundamental harmonic vocabulary||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||transcribe simple songs and notate a lead chart||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||recognise popular instrumental vocal timbres, textures, forms and structures used in contemporary music||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||apply fundamental aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of simple contemporary music repertoire and practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Fitzgerald, J, 2003, Popular Music Theory and Musicianship, Revised Edn, Hazelmount Publishing, East Lismore. ISBN: 0-9750568-0-8.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)|
|Transcription / lead sheet||25%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.