2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Provides the opportunity for students to develop their directions as musicians within their discipline, through intermediate critique, analysis and application of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of popular repertoire and the application of intermediate techniques.
Topic 1 – Introduction to a range of repertoire and technical etudes
Topic 2 – Technical exercises to establish complex melodic lines and intermediate harmony (four-note voicings, and arpeggios)
Topic 3 – Scale syllabus from a variety of genres
Topic 4 – Repertoire development to harmonic progressions and rhythmic technical work
Topic 5 – Scale syllabus from a variety of genres, improvisation (cyclic progressions, creative scale application 'inside and outside', rhythmic applications)
Topic 6 – Memorisation, chart interpretation and improvisation over harmonic progressions, stagecraft skills including presentation, band volume, personal dynamics, time management and communication skills
Topic 7 – Scale syllabus from a variety of genres, intermediate rhythmic techniques related to soloing
Topic 8 – Application of improvisation skills to selected repertoire. Chart reading and technical work and repertoire memorisation
Topic 9 – Continuation of approaches to improvisation and technical application
Topic 10 – Application of rhythmic skills to selected repertoire. Chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation
Topic 11 – Application of melodic skills to selected repertoire. Chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation
Topic 12 – Exam preparation: Intermediate stagecraft 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 intermediate level instrumental, vocal or songwriting techniques appropriate to selected genres||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of intermediate level instrumental, vocal or songwriting techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of intermediate level theory and musicianship skills||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate the application of intermediate level theory to performance, songwriting and studio practice||Creativity|
|5||present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Rilet, J, 2000, Beyond bop drumming, Manhattan Music.
- Stone, GL, 2002, Stick control for the snare drummer, Alfred Publishing.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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