Popular Music Performance

Course code MUSI2182Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course aims to improve performance skills in the popular idiom through a study of style, techniques, performance characteristics and improvisation techniques.

Available in 2014

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1.recognise and correctly perform different popular music styles
2.read, interpret and arrange song scores and perform from them appropriately on their individual instrument
3.collaborate with other musicians to organise and present performances
4.improvise over chord changes, correctly applying basic scales and modes
5.demonstrate control over tone and sound production
6.analyse popular music from scores and recordings
ContentStudents will be provided with information and materials and be involved in workshops and performance situations where they can learn stylistic and technical aspects of popular music styles including, but not limited to: rock, blues, funk and contemporary pop. Classes will involve discussions, performance, analysis, listening and score based exercises.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents undertaking this course should have solid skills in the instrument which they will perform on in this course.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualAssessment No.1
35% of the total assessment
The assessment will include a performance in an ensemble as well as an analysis test.

Approximately mid semester of the course.
Presentations - Individual2. Assessment No. 2
65% of the total assessment
The assessment will include a performance in an ensemble as well as an analytic test.

Approximately end of semester of the course
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MUSI2182