Perform improvisation for audiences

Taking improvisation to the next stage.  As singers and musicians, sometimes you'll have the music in front of you, or you'll have memorised exactly what to play and when, but GREAT musicians and singers also have the ability to flow with whatever comes.  Their musical foundations and security in their technique alongside a confidence that comes from good training and experience mean they're up for anything!  That's what this unit is all about.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CUAMPF504
  • Credit points: 30

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

Module Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform improvisation for an audience as part of an ensemble. Critical to the success of performances that involve improvisation is the ability of all members of the group to work collaboratively and creatively together to embellish musical elements of chosen pieces.


Module Application

Improvisation skills are required by musicians in a range of musical genres and traditions, for example, jazz, blues, classical, folk and rock. Aural awareness and a thorough grounding in the practice of the chosen genre or musical tradition are required so that musicians are in a position to respond intuitively to musical elements as they seek to vary them spontaneously during performances.