This unit of study focuses on consolidating key concepts in functional music theory that musicians need to understand and apply in performance, composition, arrangement and musicological environments. Students consolidate aural skills and learn to apply creative and appropriate arrangement approaches and techniques to solo and ensemble musical works. Students apply theory and aural skills in solo and ensemble practical music contexts. Students consolidate cultural and musicological awareness of musical repertoire in practical music contexts.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate aural recognition of harmonic and rhythmic information;  
  2. Analyse and interpret key music theory concepts within notated scores;  
  3. Produce relevant and appropriate arrangement approaches and techniques to musical works  
  4. Plan and prepare musical repertoire for performance;  
  5. Contextualise music theory concepts within musicological topics.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Major project progress report 20%
Report Musicology report 20%
Exercise Applied theory and arranging exercise 30%
Performance Ensemble musical performance 30%

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