SPECIAL NOTE: required unit for contemporary stream students
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Introduces essential musicianship skills through listening and analysis. The student develops and demonstrates an understanding of the solo and ensemble skills and the structural and tonal devices commonly used in contemporary music. Development of improvisational skills is emphasised along with the development and appropriate use of a consistent and universally accepted nomenclature, functional keyboard and basic major and minor chord and scale theory, chord substitution and arrangement. Students develop an understanding of style, form and genre through singing, analysing, listening and performing with particular emphasis on gospel, soul, blues and jazz standards. The unit is linked with Major Studies where a weekly performance class gives the student the experience of playing before an audience as well as being one of several opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of the work covered in Core Studies, and to discuss important elements of performance practice
ASSESSMENT: assignments and exercises as determined by the lecturers: Aural and listening component (65%), Research and theory component (35%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 1 x 2-hr lecture, 1 x 1-hr keyboard lab (13 wks), participation in aural choir
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.