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  • Indigenous Engineering and DesignMULT30022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    For millennia, the Indigenous peoples of Australia have understood and cared for their various environments and not only adapted to their surroundings but modified and managed them sustainably – living with the land rather than living off it. Increasingly, we are becoming aware that this frequent...

  • Samba BandMUSI20163

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    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...

  • The Music Of SpainMUSI30030

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject explores a range of Spanish musical styles from the middle ages to the present day, and their interaction with European and American musical traditions. Topics include aspects of early music, opera and music theatre, concert music, film music, contemporary popular music, flamenco and ...

  • Pop Song Writing 1MUSI10184

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the basics of song writing for the commercial music industry. Aspects of song form including the chorus and the hook, lyric writing and industry requirements will be examined. Pop Song Writing is delivered as a lecture and workshop in a large group format and will illumina...

  • Baroque Ensemble 2MUSI20070

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A small chamber ensemble for instrumentalists specialising in baroque performance practice. The ensemble performs using period instruments at pitch A415Hz. Repertoire is tailored to the composition of the ensemble.

  • Composition StudiesMUSI20122

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students without previous composition tuition to strategies for thinking about and constructing original music. Students will write chamber music based on instruments available within the class. The subject will be divided into three 4-week modules, each beginning with a p...

  • Baroque Ensemble 2MUSI10042

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A small chamber ensemble for instrumentalists specialising in baroque performance practice. The ensemble performs using period instruments at pitch A415Hz. Repertoire is tailored to the composition of the ensemble.

  • Melbourne Big Band 2MUSI20132

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that stude...

  • Music in Everyday LifeMUSI10037

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the types of music that constitute the soundtrack of our lives. We all experience music every day, but how deeply do we really listen to it? What critical faculties do we employ when we stop to think about our taste in music, and why do we choose to listen to what we do? Act...

  • Guitar Group 2MUSI10174

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Repertoire will cover a wide range of styles and will consist of large ensemble pieces as well as duets, trios and quartets. To join the Guitar Group, reasonable sight reading skills are required and the preferred instrument is nylon string guitar. The ensemble presents one or two concerts a seme...

  • Baroque Ensemble 1MUSI10041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A small chamber ensemble for instrumentalists specialising in baroque performance practice. The ensemble performs using period instruments at pitch A415Hz. Repertoire is tailored to the composition of the ensemble.

  • Indonesian Gamelan EnsembleMUSI20138

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the Indonesian gamelan, an ensemble of tuned percussion, gongs, and chimes. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform and analyse the traditional interlocking melodies of Indonesian music on several instr...

  • Foundations of Design: RepresentationARCH10001

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is concerned with building a foundation for design as a discipline, introducing students to the role of representation in design and architecture in contemporary practice. The subject aims to develop student's skills by teaching them how to carefully observe and analyse information u...

  • Advanced Recording Studio TechniquesMUSI20190

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject builds on the basics of sound recording presented in The Lap Top Recording Studio . Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, mixing, ensemble/band and solo recording, acoustics, recording set up and editing will be examined. Advanced Recording Studio Techniques is deliver...

  • The Art of Game MusicMUSI20173

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces the basics of creating music for video games. Aspects of the function and crafting of music for game use including, sound and visual interactivity, indeterminacy and the music dramatic narrative will be examined. The Art of Game Music is delivered as a lecture and workshop...

  • The Romantic PianoMUSI30256

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Reportedly in 1698 Cristofori built a harpsichord on which one could play “piano” and “forte”: keyboard music would never be the same. In 1823 Ignaz Moscheles staged a competition between an English and a Viennese piano: these two distinct schools of piano building would, through the following de...

  • Rock Music: From Roots to RetroMUSI10219

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores a range of rock music, from its roots in American music styles of the mid-twentieth century to the emergence of rock and proliferation of hybrid genres in the 1960s and 1970s. It will also examine subsequent developments like punk, heavy metal and grunge, and more recent rec...

  • Jazz: The Improvisatory SpiritMUSI10202

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit examines improvisation as it has manifested itself in Jazz and other African American Music. It is focused on the spirit of improvisation and its essential nature taking into account the concepts of imagination, freedom and individual expression.

  • The Ethnography of MusicMUSI30053

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject teaches students to conceptualise and undertake an ethnographic research project on music-making in the contemporary world. Through in-class activities, students learn to make fieldnotes, engage in participant-observation, conduct interviews, and use performance as a research tool. T...

  • Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 1MUSI10017

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores a range of popular guitar styles that have had widespread impact over the past century, including blues, rock and global folk styles. As well as examining relevant literature and recordings, students will be instructed in the performance of basic examples of these styles. G...