Not currently available in 2020
Extends the skills and knowledge gained in Performance I and develops intermediate performance skills through the analysis and critique of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of contemporary music repertoire and the application of foundational techniques.
Topic 1: OWH & S including hearing loss awareness for ensemble playing; technical exercises to establish a practice routine; chart interpretation, rhythm changes, sight reading and transcription.
Topic 2: Introduction to repertoire; extended harmony; progressions, four-note voicings, quartal and arpeggios; instrumental role and function.
Topic 3: Scale syllabus; extended chords, four-note voicings and arpeggios;
Topic 4: Repertoire development; introduction to advanced harmonic progressions, altered/chord extensions; rhythmic technical work related to fast tempos, 8th, 16th note straight, swung and syncopated feels.
Topic 5: Advanced improvisation; scale syllabus.
Topic 6: Memorisation, accompanying, chart interpretation and improvisation over advanced harmonic progressions and technical application to swing eighth notes at various tempos. Stagecraft skills.
Topic 7: Scale syllabus, chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation.
Topic 8: Rhythmic focus Latin; jazz: standards, swing, hardbop, ballads and bebop.
Topic 9: Continuation of approaches to improvisation and technical application; stagecraft skills.
Topic 10: Chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation.
Topic 11: Exam preparation: advanced 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 advanced-level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of advanced-level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of advanced-level theory||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||demonstrate the application of theory and musicianship skills to performance and studio practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|5||present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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