Accompaniment 1 (ACCP1601)


Students will gain an introduction to the principals of accompaniment, piano duet, ensemble techniques, transposition, sight reading, choral and orchestral score reduction and c clef reading, ensemble and rehearsal techniques, teaching methods, performance technique and repertoire. Students will be assigned to a vocal studio for one hour each week. They will be expected to act as the accompanist for the lessons throughout the semester and then perform with the student concerned at the Accompaniment concert practice. Reports will be written by the panel attending the concert practice and the teacher supervising the weekly practical tutorials.

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1 hr vocal studio/week and 8 x 1 hr accompaniment tuition


Preparation of 12 minutes of vocal repertoire, covering a variety of styles and periods. Accompaniments should be originally composed for piano (75%), Preparation and contribution to accompaniment tuition and vocal studio lessons (25%)

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This unit is available for BMusPerf students only

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