This unit (ACO1012) introduces further 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 and maintaining goals, strategies, exercises and practice routines. A program of musical works is selected to present technical, improvisational and interpretive challenges. Students continue to explore the concept of functional music theory. Students expand their knowledge in the safe operation of live music sound reinforcement and key elements of essential music software. Students explore the academic skills required for understanding the nature of musicology.

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ACO1011 - Practical Music 1A


Students must be enrolled in ABMC or ABMU Bachelor of Music.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop, produce and reflect upon musical works;  
  2. Develop, maintain and reflect upon goals and practice schedule in order to inform planning for the next level of music study;  
  3. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of interpretative skills and overall musicianship within collaborative contexts;  
  4. Articulate an understanding of musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;  
  5. Demonstrate intermediate knowledge of live sound, recording equipment, and music software in accordance with OH & S requirements;  
  6. Explore musicological concepts in a range of musical contexts  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Collaborative investigation - Group discussion. 25%
Performance Rehearsal of performance 25%
Report Practice Portfolio 25%
Performance Group performance and peer feedback 25%

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