|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject gives participants the opportunity for an in-depth practical study of drumming techniques in a large ensemble setting. This percussion based Samba Band will explore diverse rhythms and instruments that form part of Afro-Brazil musical culture as well as percussive material from other Latin American areas. Some of the styles include Carnival Batucada, Samba Reggae, Afro 6/8 and Bomba. Classes will cover techniques on a variety of percussion instruments and the role of the various instruments in the ensemble. The ensemble will rehearse and prepare material conducted and suitable for public performance or recording.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Identify a variety of rhythms and styles associated with Latin American musical culture;
• Identify and perform selected rhythmic patterns on a variety of percussive instruments;
• Understand and identify polyrhythmic activity in ensemble playing;
• Perform rhythm with a renewed understanding of the inner pulse.
Upon completing this subject students should be able to:
• Exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician
• Demonstrate an open and independent attitude towards contemporary cultural developments
• Demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the challenges for the professional musician in the 21st century
• Critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across the broader community
• Work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments
• Understand and appreciate how the arts connect with the broader society and culture.
Eligibility and requirements
This subject is NOT available to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) - Jazz and Improvisation students.
Recommended background knowledge
Basic music background and rhythmic awareness
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Classroom participation (via weekly performance and discussion) - Weeks 1 to 12 (50%)
- Group Performance - Week 12 (35%)
- 500 word review of a percussion recording utilising concepts discussed in class - Week 12 (15%)
- HURDLE REQUIREMENTS: Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.
- Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day.
- Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Alex Pertout Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 24 hours Total time commitment 96 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Alex Pertout Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 24 hours Total time commitment 96 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
This subject has a quota of 260 students. Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.
If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject.
As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) Course Diploma in Music Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) Informal specialisation Interactive Composition Informal specialisation Jazz & Improvisation
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.