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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Practical Study 1A

Enrolment code: FPM103

Offered: Launceston: semester 1,

Special note: restricted to BCA (Contemporary Music) students

Unit description:

Aims to develop technical facility, interpretive skills, and improvisation ability on the student’s principal instrument (including voice) in the contemporary (jazz and rock) idiom. All students will participate in sight-reading and improvisation classes, and guitarists will attend a comping class. Topics will include articulation, standard jazz phrasings, and voice-leading principles. Practical application of diatonic chord progressions using the major scale, and secondary and extended dominants will be explored in the improvisation class. The instrument lesson content will consist of technical work such as scales, arpeggios and studies, in addition to the acquisition of a contemporary music repertoire. Each student will undertake a practical examination at the end of the semester, which will test prepared work, improvisation, comping (if applicable) and sight-reading.

Staff Mr JM Lade (Coordinator), Mr MH Mumford For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2.5 hours weekly (13 wks); individual lessons (0.5 hours weekly), lectures, workshops & practical sessions Timetable
Assessment mode instrument exam (50%), improvisation exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Discipline (School) Music (Launceston)  
Courses Bachelor of Contemporary Arts  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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