This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and use computer based technology to develop simple musical pieces.

It applies to individuals who apply knowledge of musical styles, elements and structures to create musical pieces, using computer based technology as the primary development tool.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop a selection of simple musical works for specific purposes using electronic media, and deliver the completed pieces within an agreed timeline; - use appropriate musical techniques and conventions to match each work to its purpose; - discuss work with others and use feedback to improve musical piece; - use correct processes to protect copyright.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain features of standard hardware and software tools/packages for developing and notating music; - outline the issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of developing music using electronic media and ways of overcoming them; - explain safe practices for listening and using a computer and keyboard for long periods of time.

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