Music Techniques 2

Unit code: ACO2005 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Kindred Studios


This unit of study consolidates technical, interpretive and self-evaluation skills in the areas of music practice, theory, technology and musicology, with particular focus on student skills and knowledge in relation to the practice and applied theory of music. Students further develop an understanding of music theory, complementary aural skills and a context for how music develops in basic styles and genres. Students are assisted in further developing and evaluating their instrumental and/or vocal techniques and interpretative skills. A program of musical works is selected to present technical, improvisational and interpretive challenges. Students continue to develop key academic, musicological and technological skills, particularly as they relate to theoretical and practical music techniques.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit intermediate interpretative skills and overall musicianship within solo and collaborative contexts;
  2. Articulate musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;
  3. Articulate musicological concepts in a range of musical contexts;
  4. Operate music equipment and music software in a safe and effective manner;
  5. Demonstrate effective studio planning and communication skills in a range of musical settings.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 25%
Applied theory and aural exercises
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 25%
Evaluation of musicological issues using a range of media
Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 25%
Demonstrate professional standards in studio practice
Assessment type: Performance
Grade: 25%
Group and solo musical performance

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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