CART11003 - Popular Music Origins and Principles 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

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.

Details

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

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 1 - 2017
  • Cairns
  • Distance

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. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 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 basic popular music theory
  2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1850 to approximately 1969
  3. Describe the main themes of popular music.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
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 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Written Assessment        
3 - Written Assessment          

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 CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@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 06-03-2017

History: The 19th Century

Theory: Pitch

Week 2 13-03-2017

History: Ragtime, Early Jazz, and Revue

Theory: Rhythm

Week 3 20-03-2017

History: Jazz, Swing, and Blues

Theory: Major Scales

Quiz 1

Week 4 27-03-2017

History: Before there was rock...

Theory: Key Signatures

Week 5 03-04-2017

History: The Golden Age of Rock and Roll

Theory: Minor Scales

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

History: The Fabulous Brill Building

Theory: Intervals

Quiz 2

Week 7 24-04-2017

History: The Beatles

Theory: Chords

Week 8 01-05-2017

History: The Rolling Stones

Theory: Other Scales/Textures

Worksheet Due Monday (01 May 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

History: The 'other' 60s music: Surf Rock, Garage bands, and Proto-punk

Theory: Cadences

Quiz 3

Week 10 15-05-2017

History: Rock for College Kids: 60s folk rock

Theory: Seventh Chords

Week 11 22-05-2017

History: Black pop in the 60s: Motown and Stax

Theory: Chords and their Inversions

Week 12 29-05-2017

History: Psychedelic Rock

Theory: Major Scale Modes

Quiz 4
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Exam to be scheduled between 8 and 16 June. Students notified by Week 9

Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Assessment One: Quizzes (30%)

Assessment one of CART11003 is comprised of a series of four quizzes undertaken online in weeks three, six, nine, and twelve.

  • Questions may be multiple choice, short, or long answer, or any other. Marks are assigned based on the difficulty of the question and the format. (For example, a long answer will be awarded more marks than a multiple choice).

  • Some questions will assess materials from the readings or the lectures (online or in-person). Others will assess students’ knowledge of the listening list. A time limit of thirty minutes will be assigned. Questions will be drawn from history and theory sections of the course.

  • The quiz will be open at 12.01am of Thursday and close at 11.59pm on Friday of the assigned week. If the Friday is a public holiday, the quiz will be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Only one attempt will be permitted.

  • At the closing time, all open quizzes will be automatically submitted. The quiz will be closed and will not be re-opened.

  • The quizzes will collectively contribute 30% of a student’s mark.<

Quiz Content and Marks

  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-4 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 5-7 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 8-9 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12 and is worth 7.5 marks
Number of Quizzes 4
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Quizzes are due on Weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12. They will become available at 12.01am on the Thursday of the week, and will close at 11.59pm on Friday
Return Date to Students On the Tuesday after the quiz
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
  • Quiz 1 (Week 3) will cover material from Weeks 1-4 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 2 (Week 6) will cover material from Weeks 5-7 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 3 (Week 9) will cover material from Weeks 8-9 and is worth 7.5 marks
  • Quiz 4 (Week 12) will cover material from Weeks 10-12 and is worth 7.5 marks
Submission Online

Quizzes are completed between 12.01am on the Thursday of the week and 11.59pm on Friday. They will be completed on Moodle.

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

1. Apply basic popular music theory

2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1850 to approximately 1969

3. Describe the main themes of popular music.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Worksheet
Task Description

Assessment 2: Worksheet (35%)

Complete and return a worksheet provided. This will assess your knowledge of the material covered in theory and history in weeks 1 to 8.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
  • Theory (50%)
    • Notation of pitch and rhythm (10%)
    • Notation of tonality and modality (15%)
    • Notation and recognition of intervals (10%)
    • Notation and recognition of chords (15%)
  • History (50%)
    • Demonstrate understanding of popular music within culture in the period 1850 to 1963 (20%)
    • Comprehensively answer the question posed (20%)
    • Correctly and professionally present the document according to APA Style (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit document through Moodle

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

2. Explain and contextualise significant music movements, composers, and performers of popular music in the period from 1850 to approximately 1969

3. Describe the main themes of popular music.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title In-Class Test
Task Description

In-Class Test (35%)

An in-class examination will be scheduled during the examination period (June 8-16). This examination will last 2 hours. It will incorporate

  1. A listening component (30%)
    • Identification from the history listening list (15%)
    • Aural covered in the theory class (15%)
  2. A history component covering materials from the history section (35%)
  3. A theory component covering learned materials from the theory classes (35%)
Assessment Due Date This will be scheduled between June 8 and 16. Students will be notified of the date/time in Week 9
Return Date to Students Marks will be returned to students on 7 July (Certification of Grades)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
  1. A listening component (30%)
    • Identification from the history listening list (15%)
    • Aural covered in the theory class (15%)
  2. A history component covering materials from the history section (35%)
  3. A theory component covering learned materials from the theory classes (35%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Students will be required to attend the examination.

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

1. Apply basic popular music theory

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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