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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:
apply foundational music theory through aural, performance, written, creative and improvisation tasks
explore digital audio workstation and notation software tools to understand foundational music theory concepts
explain foundational level concepts and techniques used in performance /presentation of selected repertoire/examples in a specific studio practice area
Teaching and assessment
Prescribed learning resources
- 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.
Students are required to have access to personal instruments and practice equipment including;
Voice: Microphone, metronome and manuscript paper.
Bass: Bass guitar, lead, tuner, metronome and manuscript paper.
Guitar: Guitar (acoustic or electric), lead, tuner, metronome and manuscript paper.
Keys: Access to keyboard, metronome and manuscript paper.
Drums: Drum sticks, brushes, practice pad, metronome and manuscript paper.
Songwriting: As prescribed by individual studio lecturer.
Production: Access to a DAW of choice, interface, microphone, studio monitors and/or good quality studio headphone (for use with music software in Lab/Practical classes)
Other: As prescribed by individual studio lecturer.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
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