This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use practice time to prepare for performances.  It applies to individuals who perform as musicians and/or vocalists and need to practise the pieces to be performed, applying strategies to overcome performance anxiety and take care of own health and safety.

Unit details

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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: - use personal practice time to reach the musical and technical standard required for performances; - plan and develop performance pieces in consultation with appropriate people; - incorporate feedback from others and own observations on own performance in practice sessions and rehearsals, and; - implement personal health and safety considerations during practice sessions. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline repertoire relevant to the selected instrument; - describe strategies to minimise performance anxiety; - outline requirements when preparing for performances, and; - describe health and safety principles as they apply to correct posture and prevention of personal injury.

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