Develops techniques, approaches and cognitive processes in songwriting/arranging and composition in general. Creates awareness of advanced music compositional concepts and their application.
- Writing/arranging for bass and drums
- Writing/arranging for guitar and keyboards
- Riffs & odd time signatures
- Balanced & unbalanced formal concepts
- Form in songwriting, advanced concepts in chord progressions
- Advanced concepts in chord progressions
- Sectional harmony
- Arranging for vocal group
- Arranging for small horn section
- Arranging for strings
- Music in advertising
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 an awareness of formal, harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic structures in songwriting||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of methods and processes used in contemporary music composition||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||write and arrange music with an extended knowledge of processes and techniques.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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