This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to improve aural perception skills.  It applies to individuals including musicians, songwriters, composers, arrangers, conductors and musical directors. These individuals use well developed aural perception skills, and knowledge of music structures and components in a range of contexts, including transcribing live or recorded music and preparing charts and other forms of notated music.

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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: - plan, monitor and evaluate progress in refining own aural perception skills. - hear and recognise complex music structures accurately; - transcribe music structures using aural memory and aural perception skills, and; - discuss and apply aural perception skills relevant to own music practice. 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 musical protocols, customs and terminology for listening to music relevant to the music specialisation; - describe techniques to improve aural memory and skills for aural identification; - explain conventions for music writing connected with aural transcription, and; - explain issues and challenges that arise in the context of improving aural perception skills and how they might be addressed.

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