Early Keyboard Class 1 (EMUS1661)


In this Unit of Study students will develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play the clavichord, harpsichord and chamber organ repertoire in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of basso-continuo techniques, figured-bass realisation, improvisation and tuning.

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13 one-hour group classes


One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%).

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.