This unit (ACO2005) of study consolidates technical, interpretive and self-evaluation skills in the areas of music practice, theory, technology and musicology, with particular focus on student skills and knowledge in relation to the practice and applied theory of music. Students further develop an understanding of music theory, complementary aural skills and a context for how music develops in basic styles and genres. Students are assisted in further developing and evaluating their instrumental and/or vocal techniques and interpretative skills. A program of musical works is selected to present technical, improvisational and interpretive challenges. Students continue to develop key academic, musicological and technological skills, particularly as they relate to theoretical and practical music techniques.

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ACO1008 - Music Techniques 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit intermediate interpretative skills and overall musicianship within solo and collaborative contexts;  
  2. Articulate musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;  
  3. Articulate musicological concepts in a range of musical contexts;  
  4. Operate music equipment and music software in a safe and effective manner;  
  5. Demonstrate effective studio planning and communication skills in a range of musical settings.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Applied theory and aural exercises 25%
Report Evaluation of musicological issues using a range of media 25%
Exercise Demonstrate professional standards in studio practice 25%
Performance Group and solo musical performance 25%

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