Course Title: Read music for performance and analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5168

Course Title: Read music for performance and analysis

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Paul Thomas

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4325

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Course Description

Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to read music notation, transcribe written music from aural recordings and arrange music in score form in readiness for recording sessions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSMGE14A Read music for performance and analysis


Identify and interpret the form of the piece to convey an accurate reading of the style

Interpret music notation and symbols from a written music score or piece

Interpret the style of the piece

Interpret the style of the piece

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

#1     Assignment on pitch notation                 5%
#2    Assignment on note and rest values             5%
#3    Assignment on time signiatures                 5%
#4    Assignment on intervals                     5%
#5    Transcription of music from aural form to written form    10%
#6    Writing a one line melody for instrument of choice, to be played over chord sequence supplied by the lecturer                        20%
#7    Writing and score preparation for the recording of an arrangement to a given piece of music, using the available in Logic Audio            50%

Total Assessment                                100%