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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and apply aural aspects of music 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243593  Identify and apply aural aspects of music 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose is to enable the learner to begin to apply basic transcription techniques.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Identifying and interpreting chords.
  • Identifying and applying intervals and common diatonic chord progressions.
  • Identifying cadences.
  • Demonstrating melodic and rhythmic dictation.
  • Formulating basic lead sheet transcription.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of a learner within the music field by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of music. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for creating a solid foundation in the field of music. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Language and Communication, NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and interpret chords. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major, minor, triads, augmented, diminished and suspended forth chords are identified according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major, minor and diminished triads (in root position only) are sung using any recognized notation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct spelling of chord symbols are noted using any recognised notation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Note values specified by the provider are used to write the chord tones of melodic and/or harmonic chords. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply intervals and common diatonic chord progressions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Associated melodic ideas/common songs for intervals of a 1- 8 are sung using any standard notation according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intervals listed in 2.1 are aurally recognised and noted according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common chord progressions are identified and notated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Note values are used to write the chord tones of melodic and harmonic scales as stipulated by the provider according to industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify cadences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cadences are identified and noted according to industry standard. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to: perfect, imperfect, plagal and interrupted.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roman numeral analyses and application is defined and applied to chords as per provider specifications and industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Roman numeral interpretations of these chord progressions are formulated according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chord progressions identified above are recognised when played in any inversion according to industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate melodic and rhythmic dictation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Two bar melodies are sight read. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include but not limited to: note values of a semibreve, minim, crochet and Quavers, keys C and G major using sol-fa for example.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A metronome is used at industry related tempo for melodic studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Two bar rhythms are sight read. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include but not limited to: note values of a semibreve, minim, crochet and Quavers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A metronome is used at industry related tempo for rhythmic studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Formulate basic lead sheet transcription. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic song/piece is transcribed or formulated according to industry standard and/or organisational specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Theoretical understanding of notation concepts is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chord progressions are displayed according to industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pitch and rhythm are recognised and used according to industry practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed, (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of level 3 qualification in the music field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this US or assessing this US, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge underpinning this unit standard is:
  • Chords are identified.
  • Intervals and chord progressions are understood.
  • Cadences are understood.
  • Melodic and Aural dictation is demonstrated.
  • Basic transcription is undertaken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner using critical and creative thinking in making decisions relating to aspects of aural. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team through group presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly while learning the various aspect in aural. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication while articulating knowledge on aspects of aural. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of health and safety aspects during the handling and usage of musical instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58144   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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