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

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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; - compose, in response to different briefs, a selection of musical pieces that demonstrate advanced skills in compositional techniques, and; - evaluate own compositions, and seek and use feedback from others to extend compositional 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 composition; - explain music and compositional elements 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 composing music, and explain how they may be overcome.

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