ECA210 - Music Studies: Earth, Wind and Fire


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:

ECA110, ECA310

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


Trimester 1: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) re-offered 2021 subject to School approval

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Music Studies is an elective offered to students across all faculties. The elements of Earth, Wind and Fire in the title captures essence of expanding student’s theory, aural and practical skills whilst engaging them in a non-Western genre. Students will increase their knowledge base of melody, harmony and aural acquisition skills. In addition, they will experience practical music making using classroom instruments, indigenous instruments (African and Aboriginal), songs, movement, digital technologies and ensemble performance. This unit also includes group instrumental lessons (dependent on staff either keyboard and or guitar) to develop and increase student’s technical skills, sight-reading, and performance ability. Unique to this unit, is a focus study drawing together the elements of Earth Wind and Fire by studying Indigenous music (African music and culture at Burwood and Australian Aboriginal music and culture at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool).

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