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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse music 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253195  Analyse music 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate a technical and musical ability, including basic improvisation, on a musical instrument of his/her own choice in a solo or ensemble context.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Planning the analytical methodology.
  • Identifying the formal structure of the piece of music.
  • Presenting or applying musical analysis. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The music to be analysed should include a diversity of scores, a variety of styles and genres. It should cover harmonic, contrapuntal, structural and cultural aspects. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the analytical methodology to be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the analysis is established in relation to the piece of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The analytical methodology and strategies to be used are identified and planned in relation to the purpose of the analysis and piece of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The harmonic and contrapuntal indicators are identified in relation to the analytical methodology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators include, but is not limited to:
  • Accidentals, scales, chord structures, textures, phrases and cadence points, motives, themes and sections.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The social and cultural context is established in relation to the analysed piece of music. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the formal structure of the piece of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The broad key structure is mapped in relation to the analysed piece of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formal structure is placed in the historical, social and cultural contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between keys is described in relation to the piece of music. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The formal structure and character is described in relation to the work as a whole. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present or apply musical analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The conclusions of the harmonic or contrapuntal analysis are compiled in relation to the purpose of the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conclusions of the formal structure analysis is compiled in relation to the purpose of the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The analysis is presented according to standard music practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The analysis is evaluated in relation to the historical, cultural and social contexts. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the Specific Outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Analytical methodology and strategies related to music.
  • Harmonic and contrapuntal indicators.
  • Formal structure of musical pieces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with analysing a musical excerpt using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when demonstrating aural and listening abilities while performing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in demonstrating musical listening and aural abilities in performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion to analyse and interpret a musical excerpt for performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving in demonstrating musical aural and listening skills occur in a variety of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in the field of Culture and Arts or the sub-field of Music at a minimum of NQF Level 6. 

  • 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  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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