This unit of study offers students the opportunity to explore the nexus between music practice and production, music theory (language) and musicological contexts. Students develop an understanding of the language of music theory, complementary aural skills and a context for how music develops in basic styles and genres. Students explore popular and contemporary music in relation to stylistic, harmonic and rhythmic aspects. Students apply theoretical knowledge in instrumental workshops and practice settings where they develop skills in choosing, negotiating and preparing repertoire. Workshop facilitators assist students to develop technical fluency, interpretation and musical expression on their instrument(s) within a practical performance context. Students also have an opportunity to create and produce musical works using a variety of music software.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Reading, resources and materials (including repertoire playlists and real books) will be provided through VU Collaborate and/or links to library and other resources.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):