This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build on basic technical skills in a chosen area of music specialisation, and to perform simple repertoire

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - practise and play or sing a selected set of exercises and/or studies; - perform at least three pieces in selected area of specialisation that demonstrate mastery of technical requirements of performance repertoire, including control of agreed tempi and musical markings, intonation, rhythm and appropriate sound colour; - implement practical plans to improve own performance, and; - incorporate feedback from others and own evaluations into development of performance skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe instrument or voice parts, physical characteristics, applications, range and capabilities; - outline how to care for voice or instrument, and describe work health and safety principles as they apply to performance practice, and; - describe technical skills relevant to voice or instrument.

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