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Instrumentation and Orchestration - CMPN1611

Year - 2018

Instrumentation and Orchestration, enhances students' knowledge of the modern orchestra while reinforcing core musicianship skills. Instrumentation study investigates the technical limitations and expressive potential of individual instruments. Orchestration examines a range of instrumental combinations in diverse styles and ensemble contexts, and requires that students learn best typographic practice and current conventions of notation and score layout. In examining instrumental characteristics the unit will also cover the fundamentals of acoustics and timbre perception, and will demand a thorough grasp of the harmonic series and its broader musical implications. Throughout the course students will be required to present their own arrangements and transcriptions.

Classes
2 hour seminar/wk

Assessment
short orchestration exercises (45%), score analysis presentation (20%), large ensemble arrangement (35%).

Details

Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Composition and Music Technology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Sydney
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Carl Vine
HECS Band: 1
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