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Contemporary Techniques B FCP203


Students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% for both the Aural and Theory components of this unit in order to gain a pass overall.


This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Music Materials 1 and Contemporary Techniques A. It is the third in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, aural skills and harmony. Students will engage in a variety of activities to connect the theoretical with the practical aspects of music making: in music literacy, harmony analysis, rhythm, and improvisational/compositional techniques integral to jazz and contemporary music practice.


Unit name Contemporary Techniques B
Unit code FCP203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Mr Alistair Dobson

Teaching staff

Profile and Sessional Staff as required

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

1 x 90 minute lecture (theory);    2 x 60 minute workshops (aural)


Theory: 50% (2 x assignments, 1 x exam);      Aural:    50% (4 x workshop tests, 2 x in-class performance, 1 x exam)

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