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In this subject students will further expand their instrumental/vocal knowledge through (a) learning posture, basic playing, maintenance and tuning techniques on one new instrument from the string, woodwind, brass, voice or rhythm section families and (b) understand the similarities and differences between group teaching techniques in string, woodwind, brass, voice or rhythm section.
In this subject, where possible, the student should learn a new instrument from outside his or her instrument family.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- perform at a basic level on an instrument from one of the string, woodwind, brass, voice or rhythm section families;
- understand the modes of teaching and learning associated with an unfamiliar instrument family;
- apply the knowledge gained from performance to the teaching of these instruments;
- apply the knowledge gained from group learning to group teaching and ensemble direction; and
- complete and conduct a composition or arrangement suitable for beginners for the instrument or stylistic family studied.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation that allow for effective working in groups;
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes; and
- plan effectively to meet (performance) deadlines.
Last updated: 6 December 2019