Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1 addresses three fundamental skills of music composition: melodic construction, creation of chord progressions and short forms. These fundamentals will be examined through a combination of analysis and independent supervised composition. Students will develop a portfolio of short compositions in a variety of genres and styles using Logic Pro X software.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Compose original melodies with chordal accompaniments which reflects the students individual musical interests and goals.
- Present works of a proficient standard using both correct notation and Logic Pro X software.
- Describe melodic compositional issues in aesthetic and technical terms.
- Communicate and articulate their creative decisions.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Creative Assignments (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-2
Exegesis (10%) Learning Outcomes 3-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeBasic reading of treble and bass clef
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