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Unit description

Builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Music Craft I, challenging and developing foundational performance, songwriting or production skills through analysis and critique of repertoire and the application of studio specific techniques. Further develops foundational level music theory and musicianship skills and knowledge (including notation software and digital audio workstation software). Students participate in practical and lab sessions and participate in one to one and small group tuition in their chosen studio practice area.

Unit content

  • Foundational level skills and knowledge related to a specific studio practice area (performance, songwriting or production).
     
  • Analysis and critique of repertoire, performance and recordings
     
  • Foundational level music theory and musicianship skills and knowledge

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply foundational music theory through aural, performance, written, creative and improvisation tasks
2explore digital audio workstation and notation software tools to understand foundational music theory concepts
3explain foundational level concepts and techniques used in performance /presentation of selected repertoire/examples in a specific studio practice area

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply foundational music theory through aural, performance, written, creative and improvisation tasks
  2. explore digital audio workstation and notation software tools to understand foundational music theory concepts
  3. explain foundational level concepts and techniques used in performance /presentation of selected repertoire/examples in a specific studio practice area

Prescribed texts

  • Drums: Sanders, D, 2020, Progressive Steps to Better Drumming, Prepared Sounds, Queensland, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-64516-0-5.
  • Keyboards: Russell, S, 2020, Calm Hands: Safe and Efficient Technique for Pianists, Wagtail Books, New South Wales, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-82878-7.
  • Other: Other texts as prescribed by individual studio lecturer, titles depending on instrument.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 1 hour (Fortnightly)
Practical (Fortnightly)
Assessment
Musicianship Tasks40%
Studio Progressive Tasks20%
Studio Performance/Presentation40%

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 1 hour (Weekly)
Practical 1 hour (Fortnightly)
Practical (Fortnightly)
Assessment
Musicianship Tasks40%
Studio Progressive Tasks20%
Studio Performance/Presentation40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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