Introduction to Keyboard

Course code MUSI2002Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course introduces students to elementary keyboard technique and musicianship. Students will develop a repertoire of songs and pieces in various styles and obtain a method to further their development on the instrument independently. This course will prepare the student to play the keyboard in all situations where simple music-making is required. Students will be requested to practice specific music repertoire outside of regular tutorial times to successfully complete the course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successfully completing MUSI2002 the student will be able to:

1. Develop a basic understanding and practical working knowledge of elementary keyboard techniques.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and skills involved in performing including the concepts of time, beat, rhythm, chords and elementary music notation.
3. Play simple melodies and chordal accompaniments.
4. Sight-read melodies in a range of keys.
5. Develop aural skills with relation to pitch, rhythm, time signature and performing media.
6. Perform scale patterns and a range of repertoire using elementary keyboard skills.
7. Adapt music making skills to a variety of settings.
8. Develop the ability to select and sequence appropriate repertoire.
Content1. Technical work related to a variety of performance repertoire.
2. Sequentially selected repertoire of performance materials.
3. Basic accompaniment skills.
4. Music literacy skills and aural development appropriate to the level of performance.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents undertaking this subject do NOT require any previous musical training.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassAssessment 3 - Performance Exam - Solo and Ensemble Weeks 12/13 (weighting 50%)
Other: (please specify)Assessment 1 - Progress Report - Solo/Group performance observation Week 6 (weighting 30%)
ReportsAssessment 2 - Teacher Report - Portfolio submission Weeks 12/13 (weighting 20%)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in the programs Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI2002