PERF 1002B - Keyboard Musicianship part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

Semester 1: Development of practical skills in the areas of sight reading, transposition, keyboard harmony and improvisation 1. Semester 2: Score reading, modulation, figured bass and improvisation 2.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PERF 1002B
    Course Keyboard Musicianship part 2
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Priority is given to Music degree students but course is available to non-music students (by audition)
    Course Description Semester 1: Development of practical skills in the areas of sight reading, transposition, keyboard harmony and improvisation 1.
    Semester 2: Score reading, modulation, figured bass and improvisation 2.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Lucinda Collins

    Course Teaching Staff: Elizabeth Foster, Email:
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. To provide an environment in which students can work constructively towards acquiring a broad range of keyboard skills;
    2. To enable students to experience the creative processes associated with keyboard performance, both individually and as a member of a group;
    3. To provide students with practical advice and appropriate exercises in order to enhance existing abilities and broaden musical understanding;
    4. To provide students with the basic skills necessary for a professional approach to all aspects of their solo and ensemble career goals.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Resources for the course will supplied by the instructor.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Keyboard Musicianship is a practical workshop. Explanations and demonstrations will be given by the lecturer, and students are expected to participate in class as well as practice the assignments regularly during the week. Classroom work will prepare the students for the assessments at the end of each semester.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    It is expected that students will practice the given assignments a minimum of thirty minutes each day in addition to class time. Regular practice is essential in order to internalise the concepts and gain proficiency in skills which build over the course of the year.

    Learning Activities Summary

    Semester 1

    Practical workshops for the development of skills in

    • Score reading
    • Transposition
    • Figured harmony
    • Harmonisation of melodies
    • Improvisation

    Semester 2

    Practical workshops for the development of skills in

    • Score reading
    • Modulation
    • Practice strategies
    • Figured bass accompaniment
    • Variation technique
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessments will be held in the last teaching week of each semester, and will consist of prepared and unprepared practical work similar to the exercises done in class throughout the semester.
    Assessment Detail

    Semester 1 assessment (15 minutes for each student)

             Score reading




             Figured harmony


             Harmonisation of melodies




    Semester 2 assessment (15 minutes for each student)

             Score reading




             Practice strategies


             Figured bass accompaniment


             Variation techniques



    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    The final grade for the course will be an average of the grades from Semesters 1 and 2. Three points will be subtracted from the final grade for each unapproved absence.

    At the lecturer’s discretion a mid-semester assessment may be held in addition to the end-of-semester assessments. In this event the mid-semester assessment would count as 20% and the end-of-semester assessment would count as 30% of the final grade.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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