This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to rehearse for a group performance and perform to the required standard.  It applies to musicians and vocalists in all genres who need to rehearse in a group prior to performances. In addition to knowing their repertoire and being able to perform to the required standard, they must also be disciplined to practise, arrive at rehearsals on time and collaborate with other members of the group.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - perform proficiently and to the required standard on chosen instrument or voice in at least three rehearsals by: preparing adequately beforehand; listening effectively for and adjusting intonation and nuance in performance; sight reading accurately; applying interpretation and expression skills; giving and responding to cues, and; contributing to a respectful, productive and healthy culture. 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 key components of rehearsal preparation; - explain the application of listening skills and music knowledge in rehearsals; - explain the key aspects of group performance; - identify and describe issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of group rehearsals, and ways in which they may be overcome, and; - explain the work health and safety (WHS) principles as they apply to using musical instruments and rehearsing in a range of environments.

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