MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Students completing the Principal Music Studios series of units will undertake a series of developmental practical music studies relating to their primary study area. In Principal Music Studios 5, students in the Jazz and Popular specialisation will continue their practical music studies in one instrument, voice or composition, focusing on advanced level repertoire and technical work. Creative Music Technology students will continue their practical music technology studies focusing on advanced level recording, manipulating and music development work. Students are expected to demonstrate cumulative levels of skill and knowledge through this series of units.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

MUSC12412 Principal Music Studios 4 AND students must be enrolled in either CG51 Bachelor of Music OR CU01 Bachelor of Music (teach out)

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
  • Mackay

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 and Written Assessment 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 20%

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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You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Aural Musicianship content to include more II V licks Staff/Student II V licks in minor keys will now be introduced to assist students in learning more jazz vocabulary in minor keys.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. perform the advanced technical work covered in this unit
  2. execute the advanced level repertoire and skills studied in this unit
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the advanced level repertoire studied in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical and Written Assessment    
2 - Practical and Written Assessment  
3 - Practical 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 - Practical and Written Assessment                
2 - Practical and Written Assessment                
3 - Practical Assessment                

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

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 CoordinatorPeter Mckenzie (p.mckenzie@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

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 2 13-03-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 3 20-03-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 4 27-03-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 5 03-04-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

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

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 7 24-04-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 8 01-05-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 9 08-05-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 10 15-05-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 11 22-05-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Week 12 29-05-2017

Individual study schedule to meet course objectives

Aural class

Rhythm class

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Practical and Written Assessment Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Practical and Written Assessment Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Practical Assessment Due Friday (16 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Jazz and Popular Music students:

This assessment item involves students preparing and presenting an end of term technical test on their primary instrument. The purpose of this technical exam is to build the basic rudiments of music relating to:

  • keys
  • scales/modes
  • chords
  • transcriptions
  • patterns and studies

Students will be told which exercises are to be prepared from memory or not.


Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Jazz and Popular Music students: End of term examination period.
Return Date to Students End of term.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Jazz & popular instrumental and vocal students:


40% - Accuracy / Fluency
40% - Intonation / Articulation / Tone
20% - Posture / technique

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. perform the advanced technical work covered in this unit

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description

Jazz and Popular Music students:

Students are required to undertake a test focused on the performance aspects of music. Depending on the instrument, students will be given a list of repertoire (Jazz Standards) to perform. In this setting students must:

  • Perform the pieces/materials from memory without the use of printed music of any kind
  • Horns and vocals must improvise
  • Demonstrate the use of the harmonic/rhythmic language presented in lessons and apply this to the repertoire.
  • Drummers must perform a range of grooves and studies

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Jazz and Popular Music students assessment due: End of term examination period
Return Date to Students End of Term
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Jazz & Popular instrumental and vocal students:

30%- Technique — Intonation/Articulation/Tone
30%- Demonstrated knowledge of tunes and chord progressions
20% - Stylistic authenticity
20% - Improvisation / interpretation


Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

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

2. execute the advanced level repertoire and skills studied in this unit

3. demonstrate an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the advanced level repertoire studied in this unit.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

Jazz and Popular Music students:

Students are required to present a variety of aural and rhythm based materials in a practical test setting. Each week, students will engage in aural and rhythm classes. Students will present the following:

  • Scale and chord recognition
  • Interval recognition
  • Learning pieces in multiple keys
  • Chord progression recognition
  • Note values, subdivisions and time signatures
  • Sight reading
  • Groove and transcription reading

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Jazz and Popular students: Due in examination period.
Return Date to Students End of examination period.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Jazz & Popular students:

50% - Aural materials test
50% - Rhythm materials test


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

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

1. perform the advanced technical work covered in this unit

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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