Develop instrumental techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUAMPF405, 'Develop instrumental techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Develop control over instrument

1.1 Extend control over the physical characteristics and range of chosen instrument

1.2 Produce sound reliably and consistently in line with selected musical style and repertoire

2. Maintain and care for instrument

2.1 Use appropriate methods to care for, move, use and store the instrument securely in line with work, health and safety principles

2.2 Set up and/or warm up the instrument in preparation for practice and performance

2.3 Use instrumental accessories, fittings, maintenance and cleaning products to care for the instrument and enhance performance outcomes

2.4 Tune the instrument appropriately to the required standard and tuning conventions

3. Develop techniques

3.1 Consult with appropriate people to plan practice strategies to overcome technical challenges

3.2 Exploit the physical relationship between instrument and player to perform a range of techniques and to develop musical expression

3.3 Learn and practise a set of exercises and/or studies that systematically develop technical fluency in identified areas of weakness

3.4 Incorporate safe and healthy performance habits into practice by using correct postural, finger, hand and/or body positions in line with work health and safety (WHS) principles

3.5 Seek feedback on own skill development from appropriate people, and adjust focus of practice sessions as required

4. Perform pieces from a range of repertoire

4.1 Plan repertoire to advance performance skills in consultation with appropriate people

4.2 Listen to the work of professional musicians to determine goals, and evaluate own performance against those goals

4.3 Listen critically while playing to adjust intonation and musical techniques to enhance own performance

4.4 Play pieces and/or accompaniments with melodic and/or rhythmic precision, attention to dynamic range, and variations in technique as required

4.5 Perform all pieces following agreed tempi and musical markings where relevant

4.6 Use technical facility to achieve sound control, accurate intonation, and variations in sound and tone as appropriate