This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to refine instrumental techniques and expand the range of practical performance 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: - perform a specific set of technical exercises and/or studies; - demonstrate, in a performance program, fluency, individual style and musical expression in a range of repertoire on the selected instrument in area of specialisation, and; - monitor progress in own skill development. 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: - describe acoustic principles relevant to chosen instrument and area of specialisation; - explain tuning conventions for chosen instrument; - explain control in relation to chosen instrument; - explain strategies and exercises for developing technical techniques; - describe extended repertoire relevant to the chosen instrument and area of specialisation, and; - explain qualities of musical performance that would reflect refinement of technical playing skills.

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