This unit introduces students to key concepts in functional music theory that musicians need to understand and apply in performance, composition, arrangement and musicological environments. This unit focuses on recognition and construction of melody, harmony and rhythm. Students learn chord nomenclature, chord construction, and how chords are derived from scale systems. Students learn to recognise interval usage in melody, chord voicings, key signatures, note values and time signatures. They also learn to understand melodic and motific development.
Students must be enrolled in ABMC or ABMU Bachelor of Music.
|1.||Reflect and review upon the development and production of musical works;|
|2.||Reflect and review upon goals and practice schedule;|
|3.||Exhibit enhanced interpretative skills and overall musicianship within collaborative contexts;|
|4.||Articulate intermediate musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;|
|5.||Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of music equipment and music software in accordance with OHS requirements; and|
|6.||Reflect and review upon musicological concepts in a range of musical contexts.|
|Exercise||Applied theory and aural exercises||25%|
|Report||Documenting of musical activities using a range of media||25%|
|Presentation||Demonstrate basic operation of music equipment||25%|
Music theory: a practical guide for all musicians,
Tagliarino, B. 2006,
Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard.
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