Introduction to Percussion

Course code MUSI2003Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Introduction to Percussion explores both tuned and untuned percussion performance and composition. No previous music experience is required. This course develops the understanding of basic rhythm patterns, the concepts of beat and pulse, the use of various tuned and untuned instruments and how to create a group performance using this media. Introduction to Percussion will develop introductory music reading skills connected with performing a range of repertoire appropriate to this stage.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course student's will demonstrate:

1. basic concepts of rhythm, beat and pulse.
2. the ability to sight-read a musical rhythm.
3. aural skills with relation to rhythm, time signature, pitch and performing media.
4. ensemble skills through group performance.
5. the ability to create a simple ensemble performance for tuned and untuned percussion.
6. the ability to adapt music making skills to a variety of classroom and extra curricula performance activities.
7. the ability to select and sequence appropriate repertoire.
ContentThe course will involve workshops where students will be given musical concepts and practical hands on experience with percussion instruments and techniques.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil. Students undertaking this course do NOT require any previous musical training.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassAssessment 3 - Performance Exam - Solo and Ensemble Weeks 12/13
Other: (please specify)Assessment 1 - Progress Report - Solo/Group performance observation Week 6.
ReportsAssessment 2 - Teacher Report - Portfolio submission Weeks 12/13.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the programs Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI2003