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Samba Band (MUSI20163)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20163
Campus
Southbank
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

This subject is NOT available to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) - Jazz and Improvisation students.

MUSI10200 MUSI30242

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

Assessment

Description

  • 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.

LATE SUBMISSIONS:

  • 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 coordinatorAlex Pertout
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment96 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Alex Pertout
    pertouta@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorAlex Pertout
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment96 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Alex Pertout
    pertouta@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

96 hours

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.

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019