Develops foundational performance skills through the analysis and critique of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of contemporary repertoire and the application of foundational performance techniques.
Topic 1: OH&S including equipment placement - Technical exercises to establish a practice routine - Approaches to chart reading, writing and importance of transcription
Topic 2: Introduction to repertoire (e.g. blues, electronic, funk, hip hop, reggae, pop, rock, rhythm & blues) - Chords (all functions of the dominant 7th & 6/9). Instrumental role and function
Topic 3: Scale syllabus (harmonic minor, major and minor modes) - 8th and 16th note syncopation
Topic 4: Repertoire research and development - Effective music journaling and critique
Topic 5: Harmonic progressions and guide tones - Rhythmic elements and rhythmic elements for independence
Topic 6: Scale syllabus (melodic minor and derivatives) - Dynamic and rhythmic focus 8th and 16th note syncopation
Topic 7: Approaches to intermediate improvisation concepts (cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications)
Topic 8: Extension to scale syllabus (Lydian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Pentatonic and Blues scales)
Topic 9: Syncopated grooves and role in ensemble
Topic 10: Continuation of approaches to improvisation (Cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications)
Topic 11: Exam preparation: Intermediate stagecraft 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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|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||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of intermediate-level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of intermediate-level theory||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice with intermediate-level musicianship skills||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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