Introduces students to fundamental musicianship skills and knowledge specifically in relation to theory, aural, keyboard and digital musicianship skills (including notation software and digital audio workstation software). Students participate in lectures, tutorials and lab sessions designed to build foundational level musicianship skills.
- Basic rhythm notation, transcription, reading and performance
- Pitch basics, intervals, scales and melodic concepts
- Introductory keyboard skills
- DAW basics (Pro Tools/Logic/Ableton) and notation software basics (Sibelius)
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||notate music correctly||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of basic music theory concepts relating to rhythm, melody, harmony, musical form and texture, and apply these concepts to a range of contemporary music styles||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate a basic competency in musical dictation, transcription, rhythm and melody reading.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate basic competence in the operation of computer music systems and applications||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||perform basic melodic, harmonic and rhythmic patterns on the piano keyboard||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Fitzgerald, J, 2003, Popular Music Theory and Musicianship, Revised Edition, Hazelmount Publishing, East Lismore. ISBN: 0-9750568-0-8.
- Pertout, A, 2001, Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book, Mel Bay, USA. ISBN: 0786653078.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))|
|Tutorial on-site 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))|
|Laboratory session 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))|
|Basic keyboard skills test||15%|
|Basic DAW assignment)||15%|
|Exam: closed book||30%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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