Unit 32: Music Performance Skills
The skills of a performer are developed through practice and the experience of performing. It involves the preparation and presentation of a varied repertoire in group and solo performance. It encompasses techniques of memory, communication, control of tension, improvisation and critical listening, building on growing instrumental or vocal ability. When coupled with the analysis of effective practice, improving performances will develop. Exploring and discovering a varied repertoire is an important element of performers acquiring good musicianship and overall performance skills. Self-evaluation and criticism during rehearsal, practice and performance will build up expertise.
Performers will need to express their ideas and interpretations to others in their group. Being able to take direction during rehearsal with attention to detail is an important skill for all musicians to develop. On completing this unit learners will have improved their rehearsal and practice disciplines within the music performance arena.