MUSC12413 - Language of Modern Music 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on the work covered in Language of Modern Music 2, you will continue to study aspects of the language of modern music. Modern harmony, melody, music structures, genre specific devices and stylistic idioms are all studied with weight given to practical applications as well as theoretical and analytical work. Analysis and written exercises are used to develop a competent knowledge of the structures and styles of modern harmony and melody.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

This unit has a prerequisite of MUSC11406 Language of Modern Music 2.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville

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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 60%

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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.54% response rate.

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.

Source: Staff
Feedback
Assessment examples of melodic analysis will be added to the assessment page.
Recommendation
Assessment examples of melodic analysis will be added to the assessment page.
Action Taken
These melodic examples have been a successful addition to the learning resources, according to student feedback.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Listening examples for syncopation.
Recommendation
Students will be provided with additional listening examples to accompany the learning materials. This will help further contextualise the content and provide a deeper understanding. This will include excerpts from the bebop period. Isolated excerpts of comping patterns and improvisational lines that demonstrate the syncopation will be updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the theoretical principles of modern music as they apply to harmony, melody, music structures and style within jazz and popular music idioms.
  2. Analyse modern musical pieces with respect to harmony, melody, music structures and style within jazz and popular music idioms.
  3. Apply the principles of modern music with respect to harmony, melody, music structures and style to create musical scores in jazz and popular music idioms.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment