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Musicianship

Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12MUG
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2MNP10
SACE credits: 10

Prerequisites:

Full Year of Stage 1 Music.

Subject descriptor:

Musicianship is a subject in which the following three areas of study, which constitute the core concepts, are covered:

  • Theory, Aural Recognition, and Musical Techniques: Students learn theory, aural recognition, and musical techniques in a variety of contexts through a variety of learning activities
  • Harmony Students learn to harmonise a melody by applying theoretical knowledge. Jazz-related Harmony
  • Arrangement: Students develop their musical imagination and ability to write musical arrangements. They learn to apply fundamental knowledge of theoretical concepts, musical styles, and associated aural and notational skills

Assessment:

School Based Assessment
2 skills tests based on aural, theory/harmony skills developed throughout the year 30%
Arrangement of a short song (max 40 bars) and short written commentary 40%
External Assessment
Exam on skills development 30%

Further information

  • All of the units are single (half year) units.
  • Students undertake one or more of the following 10 Credit subjects.
  • When studied as a pair of units (ie full year subject) the combination is an acceptable 20-credit subject for aggregate/ATAR.
  • Counting Restrictions - No more than 40-credits.