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​This is the first of three units designed to establish key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative musician. You will engage in a variety of learning environments and activities aimed at establishing essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training, and relevant software and technology. You will also learn principles of sound capture and/or reinforcement and their application relative to your specific musical context.

Summary 2021

Unit name Tools, Techniques and Sound
Unit code FCA120
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Associate Professor Maria Grenfell

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic materials.
  2. Explain and express harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic material.
  3. Explain and apply use of audio techniques and equipment.



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FCP101, FCA104, FCA102


Teaching Pattern

Weekly Workshop (3 hours)


Task 1: Homework and Formative Assessments (40%)

Task 2: Theory Assignment (20%)

Task 3: Aural Assessment, 60 minutes (20%)

Task 4: Audio Assessment (20%)

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