Extend improvisation techniques

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Assessment Template
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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 a professional development plan

1.1 Listen to recordings of own improvisations, and establish professional development goals in consultation with appropriate people

1.2 Discuss factors that contribute to excellence in improvisation, and incorporate them into professional development goals as appropriate

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

1.4 Establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development

1.5 Develop a practice plan that incorporates realistic goals for refining improvisation techniques

1.6 Identify repertoire that will help achieve technical and expressive development goals, and incorporate them into practice plan

2. Refine techniques

2.1 Experiment with repertoire and explore improvisation techniques

2.2 Practise playing improvised solos that contain advanced harmonic, structural, melodic and rhythmic characteristics, simultaneously phrasing and shaping the music

2.3 Build technical facility to develop confidence in own ability to create musically mature and spontaneous responses to musical stimuli

2.4 Listen critically to own performance to assess strengths and weaknesses, and adjust practice regime accordingly

2.5 Ensure that practice is undertaken with due consideration of personal health and safety

3. Perform improvisation before an audience

3.1 Support and enhance the contribution of others to achieve best performance outcomes

3.2 Make improvisation sensitive to the needs of other performers to encourage ensemble trust, initiative and willingness to be innovative

3.3 Respond accurately to starting cues when performing solo improvisation

3.4 Sustain musical impetus in improvisation through dynamic use of musical elements

3.5 Maintain stylistic cohesion in the realisation of harmony, melody, and/or rhythm and musical expression

3.6 Listen carefully to other performers, responding musically to their work and adjusting own performance appropriately

3.7 Provide a clear cue to the ensemble to finish the solo section as required

3.8 Ensure that the duration of solo improvisations accords with the custom and practice of the group and/or musical style

3.9 Observe ensemble customs and protocols, and follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements

3.10 Acknowledge applause according to the custom and practice of the group and/or musical style

4. Evaluate own skill development

4.1 View or listen to recordings of own performance to analyse technical and expressive qualities

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

4.3 Seek and use feedback on performances to inform future professional development strategies