This unit of study introduces students to the practice and applied theory of music. Students develop an understanding of music theory, complementary aural skills and a context for how music develops in basic styles and genres. Students explore popular and contemporary music in relation to stylistic, harmonic and rhythmic aspects. Students apply theoretical knowledge in instrumental workshops where they develop skills in choosing, negotiating and preparing repertoire. Workshop facilitators assist students to develop technical fluency, interpretation and musical expression on their instrument(s) within a practical performance context.
|1.||Develop and produce musical works;|
|2.||Develop and maintain goals and practice schedule;|
|3.||Exhibit foundation interpretative skills and overall musicianship within collaborative contexts;|
|4.||Articulate basic musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;|
|5.||Operate basic music equipment and music software in accordance with OHS requirements; and|
|6.||Articulate basic musicological concepts in a range of musical contexts.|
|Exercise||Applied theory and aural exercises||25%|
|Report||Evaluation of musical activities using a range of media||25%|
|Presentation||Demonstrate the basic operation of music and sound equipment||25%|
Music theory for dummies,
Pilhofer, M & Day, H 2015,
New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
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