Keyboard Skills 1.1

Subject MUSI10130 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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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