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Area/Catalogue
CREA 1012

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
158501

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To develop the student's facility in the technical and stylistic aspects of improvisation underpinned by aural skills training and musical theory studies.

Course content

Basic jazz improvisation techniques are studied in order to develop the student's facility in the technical and stylistic aspects of improvisation. This is supported by ongoing training to develop basic aural skills to hear and identify the modes of the diatonic major scale, diminished, diminished dominant, whole tone and bop scales. A theoretical understanding of musical construction will also be developed. Ensemble repertoire will be used to provide a basis for these improvisations, with both harmonic and rhythmic aspects of improvisation being considered.

Textbook(s)

Mark Levine 1995, The Jazz Theory Book, Sher Music/Advance Music, California

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Directed Study 4 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Tutorial work N/A 30% weekly
Practical N/A 50% weekly
Examination N/A 20% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries
Mr Nethanel Sutton
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