|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield|
|Short Description:||Guitar Skills|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100101 - Music|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Bruce Woodward
The guitar has played a central role in the making of popular musics in the 20th century and beyond. It has a global reach - finding use with performers and songwriters on stage and in the studio, in the classroom, and in therapy spaces.
This course aims to provide students with a basic level of guitar playing skills from which to build an ongoing practice. In addition to examining the key recordings and literatures of the instrument, students will explore the instrument through basic, practical instruction in various popular styles.
Through an introduction to the basic performance practices of the instrument, students examine the guitar's techniques and literatures, its place within 20th century music, and its cultural significance.
Students will learn basic styles of guitar accompaniment and melody playing, and explore through playing the role of the guitar in a range of 20th century styles - folk, blues, popular and contemporary styles.
Through listening to representative recordings, reading of key texts in the guitar cultures literature, and practical in-class and online playing instruction, students will develop their own creative practice on the instrument. Students are assessed on the creation and evaluation of resource folio, and practical playing assessments on the guitar.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Describe and discuss the role of guitar in contemporary music
- Examine, evaluate and discuss guitar performances and texts
- Create guitar performances from symbols and notation
- Demonstrate introductory accompaniment techniques on guitar
|1.||The development of the guitar||10.00|
|2.||The guitar as a global instrument||10.00|
Genre and style
Exploring guitar symbols and notations
|5.||Accompanying on a guitar||30.00|
|6.||Playing melody on a guitar||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=MUI1010)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|RESOURCE FOLIO||100||30||02 Apr 2021|
|Performance Portfolio 1||100||30||07 May 2021|
|Performance Portfolio 2||100||40||04 Jun 2021|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
On-campus Attendance requirements:
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures and tutorials) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Online Attendance Requirements:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item. Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Evaluation and benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Bachelor of Music and is benchmarked against the internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.