This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by music copyists to prepare compositions for electronic or print publishing.
It applies to individuals who work with publishing house editors on print based scores or take the hand written score of a composer and enter the notation into a computer program.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Determine requirements for music publishing
1.1 Clarify music publishing briefs in consultation with appropriate people
1.2 Negotiate a contract for services as required
1.3 Organise required resources
2. Prepare music
2.1 Produce clear and accurate notation of individual parts, using relevant software applications if required
2.2 Adjust work for particular instruments, including range, tone and balance
2.3 Transcribe music from audio sources as required
2.4 Set down work using methods and conventions appropriate to the context and musical style
2.5 Proof notated music to ensure consistency in the spelling of rhythmic, harmonic and melodic notation
2.6 Seek advice from appropriate specialists to resolve issues with music sources, including copyright clearances and intellectual property rights
2.7 Discuss work in progress with appropriate personnel, and incorporate feedback as required
2.8 Complete and present work in the required format by agreed deadline
3. Review work
3.1 Seek feedback from appropriate people on the process used to prepare music for publishing
3.2 Evaluate own work and identify areas for future improvement
Evidence of Performance
Evidence of the ability to:
interpret music publishing briefs
prepare different types of compositions for publishing, including one that has parts
notate and proofread music for publication
evaluate own work and identify ways to improve
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.
Evidence of Knowledge
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
explain publishersâ€™ requirements in relation to notation of music
explain musical protocols and customs for notating and editing music for publication
describe features of a range software tools/packages and other resources that might be required for notating music for publication
explain file formats that might be used for publishing music
describe copyright issues and intellectual property rights in the context of preparing compositions for publishing
outline issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of preparing compositions for publishing, and how they might be overcome.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:
opportunities for preparing compositions for publishing
printed scores or recorded performances.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.
This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.
Checks texts for accuracy and against requirements of briefs
2.1, 2.3-2.5, 2.8
Records work plan and approach in language and a format that is appropriate for the area of specialisation
Employs appropriate conventions to record music
1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1
Participates in a verbal exchange of ideas, and elicits the view and opinions of others by listening and questioning
Transcribes texts from audio sources
Applies timeframes in accordance with schedule requirements
Navigate the world of work
Confirms role requirements with relevant personnel
Identifies, confirms and applies copyright requirements relevant to role
Interact with others
1.1, 1.2, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1
Collaborates with others to convey and elicit information, develop and confirm understanding, and gain feedback
Follows accepted communication practices and protocols in negotiations
Get the work done
1.1, 1.3, 2.1-2.5, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
Plans and prioritises a range of routine and non-routine tasks to meet deadlines
Applies problem solving processes to evaluate options and decide on solutions and improvements
Uses digital technologies to source and manage information and support creative processes
Performing arts â€“ music composition