This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop instrumental techniques across a range of performance repertoire. It applies to individuals who perform as instrumentalists and are developing competence to perform in public. They plan practice regularly and willingly act on feedback from colleagues and mentors.

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: - demonstrate appropriate methods for caring, using, moving, tuning and storing instrument; - plan and practise a selected set of exercises and/or studies, using feedback from others to assess the need to adjust focus of practice; - demonstrate fluent performance on selected instrument for a range of repertoire, and; - use aural skills to monitor and adjust own performance to achieve the required sound. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe accessories, applications, range, capabilities, tuning and care and maintenance for the selected instrument; - describe a repertoire relevant to the selected instrument and area of specialisation; - describe exercises for developing technique, and; - outline work health and safety (WHS) principles as they apply to correct posture and practices to avoid overuse injury.

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