This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and deconstruct harmony for its component parts.  It applies to individuals who apply high level knowledge of music theory to analyse harmony. They may work as musicians, composers, arrangers, music producers or music writers.

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: - complete at least three harmonic analyses that incorporate advanced harmonic theories and principles; - discuss harmony in relation to performance and compositional outcomes; - apply harmonic analysis to own professional practice, and; - evaluate own analysis of harmony for future improvement. 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 methodologies and theories used for analysis of harmony, and; - describe harmonic elements and explain ways in which they can be used to achieve different aesthetic, technical and/or expressive musical outcomes.

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