Keyboard Skills 1.2

Subject MUSI10131 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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Mr Ashley Cross


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This course provides keyboard skills for non-pianists and develops accompaniment skills for pianists. Students will examine intervals, chords, scales, chord symbols, common harmonic progressions, common song forms and sight-reading with a view to practical execution on the keyboard. While much of this material is also covered in the Aural Studies and Musicianship classes, the Keyboard class enables students to consolidate these materials in a workshop environment. The class is structured so that students can work through the material at their own pace, presenting each module for individual testing.

Learning Outcomes:



Continuous - Preparation, participation and commitment (20%)
Formal - Individual module tests (40%) and an end of semester examination (40%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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