CART11010 - Music Production 2: Collaboration and Songwriting Foundation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit explores two areas of musical performance: the possibilities and potential of collaborative performance, and the process of writing the lyrics and melodies of songs. You will partner with other musicians to collaboratively create recordings and live performances. You will also consider lyric writing and melody creation fundamentals from the perspective of expert professional practice as applied across a wide range of contemporary song genres. You will discover lyric function, phonology, semantics and syntax, and considerations of vocal melody, range, authenticity, range, contour, prosody and phrasing. You will differentiate and apply fundamental techniques of song lyric-writing and melody creation.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

CART11009 Music Production 1: Fundamental Recording and Performance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Cairns

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 35%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Portfolio 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply lyric fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: function, phonology, semantics, and syntax
  2. Apply melodic fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: range, contour, prosody and phrasing
  3. Apply digital audio techniques in a manner that displays technical and creative understanding, fluency, and reflective practice
  4. Perform on your chosen instrument in a manner that displays practical and creative understanding and fluency.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment    
2 - Practical Assessment      
3 - Portfolio  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment    
2 - Practical Assessment      
3 - Portfolio    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRob Woodward (r.woodward@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Performance Class - Introduction/Open Performance

Songwriting - Introduction to Lyric Writing

Week 2 17-07-2017

Performance Class - Analysis of Creative Performances in Popular Music

Songwriting - Introduction to Object Writing

Pattison 1-24

Week 3 24-07-2017

Performance Class - Performance Group A (un-assessed)

Songwriting - Introduction to Rhyme

Pattison 33-54

Week 4 31-07-2017

Performance Class -Performance Group B (un-assessed)

Songwriting - Rhyming Structure

Pattison 55-93

Recording Portfolio Plan due Monday 8.30am

Week 5 07-08-2017

Performance Class -Performance Group C (un-assessed)

Songwriting - Balanced and Unbalanced

Pattison 101-127

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Performance Class - Performance Group A Assessed Performance #1

Songwriting - Point of View

Pattison 128-138

Week 7 28-08-2017

Performance Class -Performance Group B Assessed Performance #1

Songwriting - Meter

Pattison 147-167

Week 8 04-09-2017

Performance Class -Performance Group C Assessed Performance #1

Songwriting - Prosody: Balance between the elements

Pattison 167-186

Week 9 11-09-2017

Performance Class - Open Performance

Songwriting - Motion

Pattison 189-228

Week 10 18-09-2017

Performance Class - Performance Auditions (Assessed Performance #2)

Songwriting: Form

Pattison 250-261

PERFORMANCE AUDITIONS THIS WEEK

Week 11 25-09-2017

Performance Class -Open Performance

Songwriting - Process

Pattison 262-291

Week 12 02-10-2017

Performance Class - Assessed Performance #3 (all students)

Songwriting - Course Wrap Up

Practical Ensemble Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 12:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Forum Essay due 8.30am Monday.

Portfolio of Recordings due Midnight Thursday.

Solo Performance incorporating impact of Creative Forum Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017
Two Original Songs Due Friday (20 Oct 17) 12:00 AM AEST

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Solo Performance incorporating impact of Creative Forum
Task Description

Students are to perform three assessed performance as scheduled within performance class time. There is also time to perform and workshop repertoire allotted. The second assessment will take the form of a formal audition.

A reflective essay is also required demonstrating how at least three of the forum guests impacted your planning for your solo performances or the larger ensemble set (1200 words).

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Performances in Class Time. Essay due Monday 9th October 8.30am
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Within 2 weeks.
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

Performances #1 and #3 are assessed on Performance musicality and technicality (60%), Stagecraft, appearance and audience engagement (20%) and feedback (20%).

Performance #2 (the formal audition) assesses on entry and exit (10), speaking to the audience (10), stagecraft (10), presentation (10) , difficulty (10) and overall musician demonstrated (20). It is marked out of 70.

The reflective essay is marked on content (35%), structure and argument (35%) and written expression (30%)

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Essay online - practical in exam week.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply lyric fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: function, phonology, semantics, and syntax

2. Apply melodic fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: range, contour, prosody and phrasing

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Ensemble Assessment
Task Description

Students are to devise their own ensemble program whilst being coached by a staff member. This ensemble program may be themed and each student is required to select their own repertoire (whilst featuring themselves in an appropriate manner), ensure the ensemble has resources (where necessary) to perform the given work and direct the ensemble through rehearsal and performance as part of a larger set, as agreed upon by the ensemble in the early weeks of the trimester.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
In class at given times.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Marks returned by emails/moodle shortly after performances.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Progressive assessment will occur during coached rehearsals and at a performance of the finished product.

Assessment criteria include

Selection of suitable song to fit within aesthetic of set 10%

Direction of ensemble during performance 15%

Direction of ensemble (and preparation of material) during rehearsal 15%

Musical performance and participation throughout whole performance set 40%

Showmanship/awareness of audience 20%

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

In class

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Perform on your chosen instrument in a manner that displays practical and creative understanding and fluency.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Two Original Songs
Task Description

Two Songs

(Due Monday of Exam Week at 8.30am)

The final assessment will consist of two songs you have written over the term. The first is worth 60% of your assessment, and the second is worth 30%. You may nominate which song contributes towards which percentage.

You are also expected to write an 800-word exegesis for these songs. Start these early in the songwriting process. If you

You must submit:

•A lead sheet of both songs (including all lyrics) in PDF format.

•A recording of both songs in MP3 format.

•The exegesis in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
Portfolio due Monday 16th October 8.30am
Return Date to Students Returned within 2 weeks.
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

Song 1 (60%)

a. Technical songwriting matters (rhyme, structure etc) 15%

b. Competent and informed word usage 15%

c. Construction of engaging song narrative 15%

d. Layout and presentation 7.5%

e. Recording of song 7.5%

Song 2 (30%)

a. Technical songwriting matters (rhyme, structure etc) 7.5%

b. Competent and informed word usage 7.5%

c. Construction of engaging song narrative 7.5%

d. Layout and presentation 3.75%

e. Recording of song 3.75%

Exegesis of both songs (10%)

a. Narrative of song development 3%

b. Reflection on songwriting process 4%

c. Technical writing (spelling, grammar, etc) 3%

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Due 8.30am Monday 16th October

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply lyric fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: function, phonology, semantics, and syntax

2. Apply melodic fundamentals as they pertain to songwriting: range, contour, prosody and phrasing

3. Apply digital audio techniques in a manner that displays technical and creative understanding, fluency, and reflective practice

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence




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