Musical Skills (9709.5)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Students will explore the building blocks of music, including pulse, rhythm, notation, melody and harmony through theory and practice, in individual and group settings.
Students will learn about the singing voice as instrument, based on current voice science. Students will explore structure and function, and will also learn to co-ordinate the core components of technique, and their relation to artistry, confidence, and competence in performance.
Students will have the opportunity to draw from a wide range of repertoire - Classical, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM). This subject will focus on developing communication skills in academic and creative contexts.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the vocal instrument, as it relates to singing, including its structure and function;
2. Apply the key techniques of singing to individual and group performance contexts;
3. Understand the rudiments of music theory and aural skills at a beginner to intermediate level;
4. Apply the rudiments of music theory and aural skills in theoretical and practical contexts; and
5. Apply communication skills in an academic/creative context.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites9711 Performance Skills 1 AND
9719 Theatre History & Theory AND
9717 Production Theatre Skills
Corequisites9712 Performance Skills 2 AND
9708 Critical Performance
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Bolkovac, E. & Johnson, J. (2000). 150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching. New York: Boosey & Hawkes.
Harnum, J. (2001) Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music (4th Edition). Chicago: Sol Ut Press.
Allsen, J. M. (2014). Writing Concert Program Notes: A Guide for UWW Students. Retrived from: http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenj/MSO/NOTES/WritingNotes.htm
Conable, B. (2000). The Structures and Movement of Breathing: A Primer For Choirs and Choruses. Chicago, Illinois: GIA Publications, Inc.
Malde, M. Allen, M.J. Zeller, K.A. (2013) What Every Singer Needs To Know About The Body (2nd Edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Weekly readings extracted from the following texts and online sources:
Abraham, R. and Schneider, K. (2001) Coping with Music Performance Anxiety. Retrieved from <http://www.uwec.edu/Counsel/pubs/selfhelp/musicanxiety.htm>
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2015). How the Voice Works, viewed August 27, 2015. <http://www.entnet.org/content/about-us>
Bartlett, I. (2010). One Size Doesn't Fit All: Tailored Training for Contemporary Commercial Singers. In S. Harrison (Ed.) Perspectives on Teaching Singing: Australian Vocal Pedagogues Sing Their Voices (pp. 227-243). Bowen Hills, Australia: Australian Academic Press.
Chapman, J. (2012) Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice (2nd Edition). San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Edwin, R. (2003). A Broader Broadway. Journal of Singing 59(5). Retrieved from <http://www.nats.org/_Library/Kennedy_JOS_Files_2013/JOS-059-5-2003-431.pdf>
Practise, Practise, Practise. (2001). Viewed August 27, 2015. <http://www.vocalist.org.uk/singing_practice.html>
Thurman, L. and Welch, G. (eds) (2000). Bodymind and Voice: Foundations Of Voice Education (revised edition). Iowa, USA: The Voice Care Network. The National Center For Voice And Speech. The Voice Center of Fairview, Fairview Arts Medicine Center.
Wilson, P. (1997) The Singing Voice: An Owner's Manual. Sydney, Australia: Currency Press.
Additional Reference texts:
Ball, P. (2010). The Music Instinct: How Music Works And Why We Can't Do Without It. London, UK: The Bodley Head.
Nelson, S.H. & Blades-Zeller, E. (2002). Singing With Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice. Maryland: Scarecrow Press.
Shewell, C. (2009).Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
Students are encouraged to attend all sessions to successfully complete the theoretical and practical requirements.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
Students must be familiar with the LMS Canvas as they will be required to download all lecture notes and readings and submit assessment tasks.
Work placement, internships or practicums