School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Basic Composition, Craft and TheoryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101520.2

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
It is assumed that students have had experience with music either as performers, composers and song writers or through music technology. While an understanding of music theory is advisable, experience working aurally with these concepts is acceptable

Equivalent Units
101086 - Composition, Craft and Theory 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students are required to undertake an audition/interview.

About this Unit
In 2018 this unit replaced by 102564 - Music Theory Fundamentals. This unit introduces basic theoretical knowledge such as scales, intervals, chords, progressions, melody-writing, transposition, etc. It provides ear training, some keyboard skills and an introduction to Finale software. Students will learn to compose simple melodies against primary chords and other simple chordal accompaniments, leading to the ability to compose in simple pastiche styles. Some classes will entail working with keyboards and the aural classes will build on the theoretical content presented in lectures.

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