Extend techniques for arranging music

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Set professional development goals

1.1 Listen to and critique recordings of own arrangements with appropriate people

1.2 Evaluate and discuss factors that contribute to excellence in music arranging

1.3 Listen to and evaluate the work of master composers and arrangers, and identify techniques that could be applied to own practice

1.4 Develop networking strategies to cultivate relationships that will enhance own professional practice

1.5 Document professional development goals, and establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development

2. Practice to refine techniques

2.1 Devise a practice plan that incorporates goals for refining arranging techniques

2.2 Seek feedback from others and critically review own arrangements

2.3 Experiment with ways of improving own arrangements

2.4 Discuss revised arrangements with peers and/or mentors, and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement strategies

3. Arrange music

3.1 Seek music arranging work that extends own creative practice

3.2 Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points in response to briefs

3.3 Experiment with options for realising musical ideas and refine in discussion with appropriate people

3.4 Apply a wide range of arranging techniques to organise musical elements into working versions of musical pieces

3.5 Obtain copyright clearances and address intellectual property rights as required

3.6 Listen to and evaluate work in progress with appropriate people, and seek creative and technical feedback

3.7 Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final arrangements

3.8 Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where arrangements are being played, and make adjustments to arrangements as required

3.9 Present all arrangements in required format by agreed deadline

4. Review own skill development

4.1 Compare work against previous arrangements to assess development of techniques and ideas

4.2 Evaluate level of improvement in own arranging techniques against agreed criteria

4.3 Seek feedback on arrangements from appropriate personnel, and incorporate their suggestions and ideas into own future professional development strategies