Builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Specialist Studies I and challenges and develops introductory performance and songwriting skills through the analysis and critique of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of repertoire and the application of discipline specific techniques.
Topic 1: Studio specific technique including, instrumental role and function, WHS and transcribing, documenting a deliberate practice routine and songwriting routine.
Topic 2: Studio specific technical exercises to establish practice routines accompanied by critical thinking.
Topic 3: Studio specific application of technical exercises, nine week plan, approaches to chart reading, writing and transcribing and rehearsal strategies.
Topic 4: Introduction to repertoire (e.g. rhythm & blues, soul, 32 bar forms). Harmony - chromatic turnarounds, tritone substitutions, blues walking lines.
Topic 5: Scale syllabus (revision of harmonic minor, major and minor modes). Rhythm - 8th and 16th note syncopation.
Topic 6: Repertoire research, analysis and development - transposition, impact of rearranging and exam preparation.
Topic 7: Harmonic progressions and guide tones. Syncopated grooves and rhythmic elements for independence.
Topic 8: Scale syllabus (melodic minor and derivatives). Dynamics and rhythmic focus 8th and 16th note syncopation.
Topic 9: Approaches to introductory improvisation concepts (cyclic and harmonic progressions, scale and rhythmic applications).
Topic 10: Extension to scale syllabus (Lydian, Dorian, Mixolydian, Pentatonic and Blues scales - application to improvisation).
Topic 11: Continuation of approaches to improvisation (cyclic and harmonic progressions, creative scale application, rhythmic applications).
Topic 12: Studio specific roles and responsibilities in live performance or songwriter/arranger.
Topic 13: Exam preparation, introductory stagecraft, stageplan responsibilities 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 introductory instrumental, songwriting or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of introductory instrumental, songwriting or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of introductory 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|
- Texts as prescribed by individual studio lecturer: ., ..
Teaching and assessment
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