Keyboard & Music Proficiency

Course code MUSI1160Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course gives students the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge of music theory and aural skills. The course enables students to gain practical strategies for independent & self-directed learning easily adaptable to the study of their principal instrument and musicianship in general.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successfully completing this course students will be able to:
1. Create and perform chord charts and lead sheets of contemporary nomenclature and common practice notation
2. Compose and perform short pieces using common generic chord patterns and sequences
3. Demonstrate understanding of basic rhythmic, melodic and harmonic principles including chord patterns and cycles
4. Aurally identify chord qualities, intervals and basic scales and relate these on the keyboard
Content1. Rhythmic & Pitch Notation
2. Scales & Key Signatures
3. Intervals
4. Triads
5. Cadences
6. Common Chord Progressions
7. Writing Lead Sheets
Replacing Course(s)-
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is intended for students whose principle instrument study is not piano/keyboard
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment no 1: Written music skills test. Mid semester
Other: (please specify)Assessment no 2: Learning Materials Resource Portfolio. Approximately end of semester.
Other: (please specify)Written music skills test. Approximately end of semester
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI1160