This unit assesses the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake the technical side of making a basic music demo.
There are two stages to the process – first making a multi-track recording of the music performance and then mixing the recording down to a stereo format. An ability to work collaboratively with musicians is essential, together with an ability to troubleshoot equipment problems.
The skills and knowledge assessed in this unit would typically be applied in a home-based studio equipped with a digital audio workstation (DAW).
) presentation to the class as their performance.
and 3 minutes.
This Unit would normally be clustered with CUAMPF203 – “Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music”. As the student rehearsed on their own instrument and with the other students in the band, the teacher would observe that students were progressing in their knowledge and skills.
Additionally, students should develop a repertoire of music for their own performance and not be restricted to rehearsing for the 3 x 10 minute presentations with the band. Rehearsal should take into account development of technical and artistic skills associated with the specific instrument or voice.
This assessment task requires students to undertake selection of suitable audition material, rehearsal time to develop technical skills and a simulated audition.
Students will be required to perform on three separate occasions for this task.
For this assessment task, students are required to demonstrate competency in playing in a group over a period of time on multiple occasions. The group may specialise in a particular style of music or may prefer to perform across multiple styles.
Students must present their work as a member of a group.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to aurally recognise simple structures and components of music and to discuss these with peers and other industry personnel.
Students need to be able to demonstrate the ability to hear and recognise simple music structures accurately, adhere to the conventions of music language and terminology within selected styles.
The process of composition involves an understanding of musical styles and conventions and how and when to apply these. Alternatively, students may wish to experiment with adapting styles to create a more original-sounding song or musical piece.
It is suggested that students use the options provided as a starting point.
This assessment task requires students to undertake a listening journal and a research activity of a number of artists and/or compositions. The skills learned are then applied to the students’ own industry practice. The teacher will assess each student’s class workbook, review their artist research and observe the implementation of musical elements from songs reviewed.CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUASOU311 Mix music in a studio environment
and personal development along with knowledge of the selected work area of the music industry.
The student’s band is recording an album that contains both original and an interpretation of a song written and recorded previously by another artist. This task requires students to identify the copyright regulations as they pertain to the music industry and demonstrate an understanding of the legal obligation of the copyright laws.