This unit covers the origins and principles of popular music. You will explore the history of popular music from its origins in the 1850s until psychedelic rock in the 1960s, considering the main themes within popular music, and getting to know the significant movements, artists and songs of the era. You will also study fundamental popular music theory including pitch and rhythmic notation, pulse, meter and the musical forms used in popular music. You will consider the schools of harmonic composition in popular music and how harmony interacts with melody. You will also consider the use of music notation software.
|Student Contribution Band
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load
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).
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