MUSIC 1024A - Aural Development (New) I Pt 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

The development of musical literacy through practical application, and the development of aural awareness and analytical listening skills. Includes the recognition and reproduction of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSIC 1024A
    Course Aural Development (New) I Pt 1
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSIC 5A/B or equivalent
    Restrictions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students only
    Course Description The development of musical literacy through practical application, and the development of aural awareness and analytical listening skills. Includes the recognition and reproduction of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Anthony Pak Poy

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. To develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts and structures of Western music theory and its notation system
    2. To develop skills in the practical application of the Western music notation system including reading and writing rhythmic, melodic and harmonic exercises
    3. To develop practical musical skills (including the ability to perform rhythms, to sing melodies and to sing 2 and 3 part vocal harmonies)
    4. To develop basic listening skills in music including the ability to identify meter, melodic and harmonic intervals, chords, chord progressions, and harmonic rhythm
    5. To develop an understanding of the analytical categories used to describe music, and basic analytical listening skills
    6. To develop an understanding of, and the ability to apply learning strategies and problem solving skills in relation to the course material, and relevant to tertiary level music study
    7. To develop the ability to use relevant aural training music software (Auralia)
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4,5
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4,5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 6,7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Course booklets, course notes provided in class, use of Auralia in Wirltu Yarlu Computer suites

    Recommended Resources

    Computer based music software programs, particularly Auralia

    Online Learning

    Students are expected to access My Uni regularly for course information and other course material.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Weekly one hour seminar style classes that focus on group based practical learning activities, and include teaching and directed discussion about relevant theoretical concepts, problem solving skills and learning strategies.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to attending the timetabled one hour lecture per week, students are expected to undertake regular private study for a minimum of two and a half hours per week consisting of review of course notes, practise of exercises, and continuous revision including revision for individual tests and examinations.

    Learning Activities Summary

    Date
    Weeks 1- 6

    Topic

    Melodic and harmonic intervals, compound meter

    PUBLIC HOLIDAY

    Melodic and harmonic intervals, compound meter

    Melodic and harmonic intervals, compound meter

    Listening/Dictation Test

     PUBLIC HOLIDAY


    Mid-Semester Break

    Date
    Weeks 7-13

    Topic

    Review test, compound meter and rhythm reading, rhythmic co-ordination exercises

    Identifying meter, rhythm reading and rhythmic dictation

    Melodic structures, compound meters, melody and rhythm reading, including vocal harmonies

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    Melodic structures, compound meters, melody and rhythm reading

    Test

    Melodic and rhythmic dictation

    Public Holiday

    Revision and consolidation for exam

    Exam Week

    Examination

    Specific Course Requirements

    Students are expected to check My Uni regularly for updates.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment consists of the following:
    Assessment taskType of assessmentPercentage of total assessment for grading purposesOutcomes being assessed
    Listening/Dictation Test formative and summative 25% 1-6

    Reading Test

    formative and summative 25% 1,2,3,4,6
    Examination formative and summative 40% 1-6
    Attendance/Participation formative and summative 10% 1-7

    Assessment Related Requirements

    Students are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled classes and to complete all assignments by the due date. Students are normally required to attend 70% of scheduled classes to be eligible for final assessment in this course.

    Assessment Detail

    Listening/Dictation Test
    A written listening/dictation test in which students are required to notate music played by the examiner.
    (Formative and Summative 25%)

    Reading Test
    A short individual reading test in which students are required to reproduce music from notation.
    (Formative and Summative 25%)

    Examination
    An examination in two parts: 1) Reading test (20%) and 2) a Dictation test (20%) both as described above
    (Formative and Summative 40%)

    Attendance and Participation
    The assessment criteria for attendance in this course is as follows: turning up on time, and remaining for the full duration of the class; preparation for class; and contribution to a constructive learning environment, through active listening, note taking, contribution to discussion, and seeking clarification where needed.
    Assessment for participation is based on 1) satisfactory participation in the practical non-graded group learning activities undertaken in class such as ensemble performance of music from notation, and 2) satisfactory completion of non-graded learning tasks undertaken in class such as written exercises in rhythmic and melodic dictation, and a demonstration of proficiency on the Auralia program. In order to satisfactorily participate in these activities and tasks a student will be actively engaged in undertaking or attempting the activites or tasks at hand to the best of her/his ability.
    (Formative and Summative 10%)

    Submission

    80% of the assessment in this course is based on tests and exams, undertaken either during scheduled class time or during the Examination Weeks at the end of each Semester. (See Assessment Summary above)

    Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment: Extensions, Replacement Examinations, and Additional Assessment

    In accordance with the principle that course assessment must be fair and equitable, course assessment practices may be modified under specific eligibility conditions as follows:

    Assessment Task Extensions

    For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in an assessment task was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.

    Replacement Examinations

    For eligible students whose capacity to demonstrate their true level of competence in a final examination was, is or will be seriously impaired because of medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.

    Additional Assessments

    A second opportunity for eligible students who obtain a Fail grade in a course to demonstrate the required skills, knowledge and other course outcomes

    Students may be eligible for modified course assessment on grounds of MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING circumstance. Details of eligibility criteria are contained in the University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy

    Where a student wishes to apply for modified arrangements for their coursework assessment, they are required to submit a written application using the appropriate CASM Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment form.

    These are available from the CASM Office, or on the desk in Room 603:

    • Form A: Application for Assessment Task Extension
    • Form B: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Tests
    • Form C: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Examinations
    • Form D: Application to Undertake Additional Assessment: Last Course


    Form A: Application for Assessment Task Extension:

    Students are required to submit assessment tasks by the due date.

    Application for an extension to the due date for individual assessment tasks (other than tests and examinations) may be made on MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING grounds, and must be submitted at least 5 business days before the due date, or within 5 business days of the exceptional conditions arising, with supporting documentation.

    The form must then be signed by the CASM Head of Programs.

    Extensions will not normally be granted for periods beyond 10 working days, or the last day on which teaching may occur in the relevant teaching period, whichever is earlier.

    Students should note that marks may be deducted for late work. Please consult your lecturers and Course Profiles for details.

    IMPORTANT: Cases in which it is not practicable for extensions to be applied include: assessment tasks that are tightly integrated into teaching; assessment tasks that preclude the granting of additional time (e.g. when the answers have already been released); where the assessment involves a fieldtrip, or a group activity such as a music performance, which cannot readily be approximated or replicated.

    Assessment tasks which are not suitable for extensions are identified in the Course Outline.


    Form B: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Tests

    Application to undertake a replacement test may be made on MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING grounds, and must be submitted for consideration, with supporting documentation, within 5 business days of the initial test.

    The form must then be signed by the CASM Head of Programs.


    Form C: Application to Undertake Replacement Assessment: Examinations

    Application to undertake a replacement examination may be made on MEDICAL, COMPASSIONATE or EXTENUATING grounds, and must be submitted for consideration, with supporting documentation, within 5 business days of the initial examination.

    The form must then be signed by the CASM Head of Programs.

    Form D: Application to Undertake Additional Assessment: Last Course

    Provision is made for modified assessment for students who have failed only one single course that is required to complete a program level. Such provisions are made on an individual basis to enable students to complete or graduate in a given year.

    Application may be made for additional assessment to enable completion of the last course required for program completion. The additional assessment task may not necessarily be an examination, but can be a task which will give the student a second chance to demonstrate they have achieved the course learning outcomes.

    Permission for additional assessment is normally only granted for students who have met the attendance requirements of the course and who have completed (not necessarily passed) the required assessment tasks throughout the teaching year. Please note under these provisions the final assessment task will be weighed at more than 20% of the total course assessment.

    The form must then be signed by the CASM Head of Programs.

    Exceptions: In certain circumstances, the CASM Examiners’ Committee, in consultation with the Course Coordinator, may grant modified arrangements where a student’s underlying mark is below 45% (ie. Completion of Program Offer - CASM Bridging Program).

    Please note: The maximum mark/grade for a course for which an Additional Assessment is granted is 50 Pass or Non-Graded Pass in accord with the University’s approved Mark and Grade Schemes


    Final Mark Supplementary Assessment Provisions

    In exceptional circumstances students may be offered, at the discretion of the CASM Examiner's Committee, the opportunity to complete supplementary work after receipt of a final Fail grade for the course. Such permission is normally only granted for students who have met the attendance requirements of the course and who have made a satisfactory effort to fulfill the assessment requirements throughout the teaching year. Requests for supplementary assessment must be made in writing to the CASM Coordinator (Academic Programs) within one week of receipt of final results.

    Assessment Feedback

    All assessments will be returned to students within four weeks of the assessment being submitted for marking, with the exception of the final assessment in this course. Students are provided with feedback on each assessment, and on their attendance. Students meet individually with the course coordinator at the start of Semester 2 and at the start of Term 4, Semester 2 to discuss their academic progress in the course. The course coordinator is also available by appointment to discuss with a student their academic progress.

    For further information regarding attendance and assessment, please see the 2013 Foundation Year Handbook, 2013 Adelaide University Calendar Part 1 (Undergraduate) and the 2013 Adelaide University Student Guide and Handbook.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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