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Building on the work covered in Language of Modern Music 4, you will continue to study more advanced aspects of the language of modern music. These aspects will cover modern harmony and analysis, music notation, music creation and arrangement. There will be a particular focus on creating written arrangements for small contemporary music ensembles which feature a rhythm section.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
This unit has a prerequisite of MUSC12414 Language of Modern Music 4.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
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).
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 Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
Auralia Ear Training Test Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2023) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam WeekBegin Date:
05 Jun 2023
Events and Submissions/Topic
Arrangement with Discussion Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (9 June 2023) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam WeekBegin Date:
12 Jun 2023
Events and Submissions/Topic
Term Specific Information
All students are required to purchase a student Auralia/Musition cloud license. This license will give you access to the Auralia and Musition programs. These two programs will be used to facilitate the music theory, aural musicianship content and assessment in Language of Modern Music 5 (LOMM5). These programs are interconnected and can be used on any computer and/or other devices with internet.
The cost of Auralia/Musition, is $59 for a 12 months access. To purchase this software, you must enter the software website through the designated link in the LOMM5 Moodle site. This will register you as a CQU Musition student. This is a cloud subscription, meaning you cannot sign up without going through Moodle. The instructions and details will be available on the Moodle site prior to term commencing. The Unit Coordinator will also email all students further instructions.
It is strongly encouraged that students purchase the music notation software Sibelius to complete the assessments in this unit. Sibelius can be purchased in full or by annual subscription. The Moodle unit site contains the relevant purchase/set up information.
For any questions regarding Auralia/Musition or Sibelius software, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Written Assessment
Reharmonisation and Analysis Tasks
Choose one piece from a list provided in Moodle, and complete the following four tasks:
Task 1 Harmonic Analysis
Using analytical symbols (brackets and arrows) and roman numerals, provide a harmonic analysis of the chord progression of your chosen piece. Write your answers on the lead sheet/score provided and make sure to include every chord. Save your analysis as a PDF (.pdf).
Task 2 Contrasting Reharminsations
Using reharmonisation techniques discussed in this unit, and in previous Language of Modern Music units, you are to create two contrasting reharmonisations of the piece you chose for Task 1. Each reharmonisation should be presented as a new lead sheet/score and saved as a PDF (.pdf).
Task 3 Harmonic Analysis of your Reharmonisations
Using analytical symbols (brackets and arrows) and roman numerals, provide a harmonic analysis for each reharmonisation from Task 2. Write your answers on a copy of your Task 2 answers and make sure to include every chord. Save your analyses as PDFs (.pdf).
Task 4 Written Discussion
Using your answers from Task 2 and 3, write a 300–500 word discussion detailing your process for Task 2. This should include:
how you approached the task
an explanation of the choices you made
an explanation of how the reharmonisations contrast
reference to particular reharmonisation devices in each score (by bar numbers).
Upload your written discussion as a Microsoft Word Document (.docx).
Assessment Submission and Presentation
You must submit:
A PDF (.pdf) document compiling your answers for Task 1, 2 and 3.
A 300–500 word written discussion as a Microsoft Word Document (.docx). Your discussion must use 12 point Times New Roman font; must use 1.5 spacing for the body of the assignment; may use sub-headings to organise your assignment clearly; and must adhere to the CQUniversity APA Style Guide.
Assessment Due Date
Week 5 Friday (7 Apr 2023) 11:45 pm AEST
Return Date to Students
Week 7 Friday (28 Apr 2023)
Accurate use of analytical symbols (8%)
Roman numeral analysis accurate (8%)
Reharmonisation devices are effective (20%)
Each reharmonisation displays internal coherence and unity (15%)
Identify pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords, chord progressions, melody and form through aural related tasks
4 Written Assessment
Arrangement with Discussion
You are to produce an arrangement for small ensemble consisting of either a vocalist and rhythm section, or two horns and rhythm section. The arrangement will be of a piece of your choosing from a list provided on the Moodle website. The arrangement may be in any of the styles covered in this unit.
The arrangement must include:
A statement of the melody
A solo section
D.S. and a Coda
In addition, you are to submit a 800–1000 word discussion* on your arrangement. In your discussion, be sure to include:
Your arranging process and method
The outline/structure of your arrangement
Your approach to arranging each section: introduction, melody, solo, coda
Any drafts used (can be included in an Appendix.
Assessment submission and presentation
You must submit:
A Sibelius file or audio file (.mp3 or .wav) of your arrangement
A PDF (.pdf) of the conductors score and extracted parts of your arrangement. They are to be created in a music notation program (e.g. Sibelius)
An 800–1000 word discussion of your arrangement as a Microsoft Word Document (.docx) which (1) must use 12 point Times New Roman font; (2) must use 1.5 spacing for the body of the assignment; (3) may use sub-headings to organise your assignment clearly; and (4) must adhere to the CQUniversity APA Style Guide.
*The word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion. It excludes the cover page, abstract, contents page, reference page and appendices. It includes in-text references and direct quotations.
Assessment Due Date
Review/Exam Week Friday (9 June 2023) 11:45 pm AEST
Return Date to Students
Assessment to be returned at the end of term.
Vocal/Instrumental writing is effective and correct (20%)
Arrangement displays coherence and unity (15%)
Introduction is present and effective (5%)
Statement of the melody is present and effective (10%)
Solo section is present and effective (5%)
Coda is present and effective (5%)
The score is laid out in a professional manner (5%)
Parts are laid out in a professional manner (5%)
Meeting delivery requirements (format and presentation) (5%)
Discussion is considered, reflective, and complete (20%)
Accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar; clarity of writing style (2.5%)
Meeting delivery requirements (presentation, word count, style guide) (2.5%)
Create a music score for a small ensemble using various music arrangement techniques
Explain decisions made during the creative process of arranging music for a small ensemble.
Academic Integrity Statement
As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.
Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work.
Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit,
including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.
When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment,
you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit.
Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.
Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification
you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.
This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid,
the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
What is a breach of academic integrity?
A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct.
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
Why is academic integrity important?
A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University.
It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere.
Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.
Where can I get assistance?
For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.