Playing live in ensembles is the key aim of this unit and to provide the opportunity for students to achieve pre-professional level skills and technical proficiency through ensemble performance in a variety of contemporary music genres to be specified in the first week of semester. This unit builds on the experience and knowledge gained in MUS10542.
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 hours (12 weeks)|
|Contribution to repertoire and music transcriptions||30%|
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