This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to refine skills in arranging music for any music genre.  It applies to individuals who apply commitment and high level skills in aural imagination, melodic and harmonic development, instrumentation and orchestration to extend the range of music arranging briefs to which they can confidently respond.

Unit details

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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: - practice, plan and monitor progress in own professional skill development; - arrange, in response to different briefs, a selection of musical pieces that demonstrate advanced skills in arranging techniques, and; - evaluate own arrangements, and seek and use feedback from others to extend arranging skills. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain factors and techniques that contribute to excellence in music arranging; - explain music and other criteria that might be used to measure skill development, and; - analyse issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of extending techniques for arranging music, and explain how they may be overcome.

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