CART11003 - Popular Music Principles 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit covers the principles of popular music. You will study fundamental popular music theory including pitch and rhythmic notation, pulse, meter, harmony and the musical forms used in popular music. You will learn to aurally identify harmonic, melodic and rhythmic concepts and transcribe them where appropriate using music notation software. You will also develop your performance skills on your chosen instrument in solo and collaborative situations.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2021

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).

Assessment Overview

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. In-class Test(s) 15%
2. In-class Test(s) 15%
3. In-class Test(s) 35%
4. In-class Test(s) 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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.

Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Course could not be faulted or improved.
Recommendation
Continue delivery in the manner implemented for 2018.
Action Taken
Delivery of the course continues in a similar manner.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Learning resources
Recommendation
Develop appropriate resources linking theoretical and audio .
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Complete music writing tasks using the basic rudiments of music relating to pitch, rhythm, keys, scales and chords as derived from contemporary popular music styles at an introductory level.
  2. Aurally identify and transcribe harmonic, melodic and rhythmic concepts as it applies to popular music genres.
  3. Develop your performance skills on your chosen instrument in solo and collaborative contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 9
1 - In-class Test(s)
3 - In-class Test(s)
2 - In-class Test(s)
4 - In-class Test(s)