2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Develops students' pathways as musicians/songwriters within their particular discipline and challenges and extends their artistic understanding and creativity. Provides advanced critique, analysis and application of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of repertoire and the application of advanced techniques.
Topic 1 – Advanced repertoire analysis, etude studies and scale syllabus.
Topic 2 – Advanced technical exercises to establish complex melodic lines and four-note voicings, and arpeggios and complex harmonic progressions.
Topic 3 – Scale syllabus from a variety of genres.
Topic 4 – Repertoire development. Introduction 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 complex harmonic progressions, advanced stagecraft skills including presentation, band volume, personal dynamics, time management and communication skills.
Topic 7 – Scale syllabus from a variety of genres, advanced rhythmic techniques related to soloing.
Topic 8 – Application of improvisation skills to selected repertoire. Chart reading and technical work and repertoire memorisation.
Topic 9 – Approaches to advanced improvisation and technical application.
Topic 10 – Application of rhythmic skills to selected repertoire. Advanced chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation.
Topic 11 – Application of melodic skills to selected repertoire. Advanced chart reading, technical work and repertoire memorisation.
Topic 12 – Exam preparation: advanced 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 advanced level instrumental, songwriting or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate the application of advanced level instrumental or vocal techniques to the performance of selected genre-based repertoire||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of advanced level theory and musicianship||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate the application of 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|
- Riley, 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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