This unit (ACO1011) introduces technical, interpretive and self-evaluation skills in music practice. Students are assisted in evaluating their technical, interpretative and improvisation skills. Students are instructed in a range of underpinning knowledge in general musicianship. Students are guided in setting goals, strategies, exercises and practice routines. A program of musical works is selected to present technical, improvisational and interpretive challenges. Students are introduced to the concept of functional music theory. Students are introduced to the safe operation of live music sound reinforcement and key elements of essential music software. Students are introduced to basic academic skills required for understanding the nature of musicology.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and produce musical works;  
  2. Establish goals and practice schedule;  
  3. Demonstrate interpretative foundation skills and overall musicianship within collaborative contexts;  
  4. Identify basic musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;  
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of basic music equipment and music software in accordance with OH & S requirements; and  
  6. Explore musicological concepts in a range of musical context.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Collaborative investigation - group discussion 25%
Other Demonstration - rehearsal of performance 25%
Report Practice Portfolio 25%
Performance Group performance and peer feedback 25%

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