This unit will enable students to learn improvisation techniques that will enhance their performance practice irrespective of their primary discipline. There is a rich history of improvisation in many musical genres, much of it has fallen out of favour in contemporary practice. The study of improvising using fundamental rhythmic, melodic and harmonic concepts across various genres and styles of music will provide the students with new knowledge, and/or expand on existing knowledge.
Skills and Fundamentals classes 2 hrs/week, Theory and Practice 2 classes hrs/fortnight
Skills & Fundamentals 2 x in-class repertoire and technical exam (80%), Theory & Practice : Written critical theory article reviews (20%)