Rehearsing and playing live in ensembles is the key focus of this unit, providing the opportunity for students to achieve pre-professional level skills and technical proficiency through ensemble performance in a variety of contemporary music genres (e.g. alt. rock, electronic dance music, global fusion, improvisational, Latin and original compositions).
Topic 1: Ensemble practices and etiquette. Repertoire selection and groove playing and rhythmic studies.
Topic 2: Chart writing, reading signage and transcription skills. Repertoire selection and rehearsal strategies.
Topic 3: Rehearsal techniques. Ensemble balance, timbre and intonation. Repertoire selection and rehearsal. Pre-professional level harmonic studies. Application of harmonic studies to selected repertoire.
Topic 4 Application of pre-professional level groove studies to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal.
Topic 5: Improvisation techniques related to selected repertoire and effective rehearsal techniques.
Topic 6: Pre-professional level improvising and soloing techniques. Application of improvisation and soloing techniques to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal.
Topic 7: Application of scale harmony for improvisation and soloing. Repertoire rehearsal.
Topic 8: Application of accompanying studies to selected repertoire. Repertoire rehearsal of other two songs.
Topic 9: Pre-professional level stagecraft, presentation and audience engagement. Application of stagecraft skills to repertoire rehearsal and performance. Repertoire rehearsal of other two songs
Topic 10: Preparation and rehearsal of five songs for ensemble exam
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 pre-professional level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of pre-professional level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of pre-professional level music theory||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice and musicianship skills||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||present work within an ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media.||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 2 hour (12 weeks)|
|Chart Transcriptions and Performance||30%|
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