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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop practical instrument ability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243603  Develop practical instrument ability 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner studying towards achieving this unit standard will develop intermediate practical instrument ability (see supplementary information) which includes the voice as an instrument.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of chosen instrument.
  • Demonstrating technical skills on the chosen instrument.
  • Performing on chosen instrument.
  • Sight reading and playing on chosen instrument. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Language and Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Origin and development of instrument is explained in accordance with the music industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sound production of the chosen instrument is explained according to the manufacturer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instrument maintenance is explained according to manufacturer's specifications and standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Instrument is made performance ready relevant to context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate technical skills on the chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Intermediate warm up exercises are conducted in relation to the chosen musical instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Position of notes on chosen instrument is identified according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Intermediate scales for melodic instruments or intermediate rudiments for un-tuned percussion instruments are played according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Intermediate technical exercises are played according to standard industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Intermediate chords/broken chords are demonstrated for melodic instruments or intermediate grooves for un-tuned percussion instruments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform on chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An intermediate music piece is performed unaccompanied according to standard music industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Three intermediate music pieces differing in genre are performed with accompaniment according to standard music industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable rhythm and phrasing are applied to the specific pieces according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable tempo is applied to the specific pieces according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Performance indicators/form is adhered to in the selected pieces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Sight read and play on chosen instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An excerpt of no less than eight bars is played from sight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time signature is observed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time signatures include, but is not limited to: 2/4, , 4/4 and 6/8.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key signature is observed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Keys include, but are not limited to: C, G, F, D and Bb Major and their relative minors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Notated note values and rests are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Note values include, but is not limited to: Semi-breve, minim, crochet and quaver notes and rests. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Note values include, but is not limited to: Semi-breve, minim, crochet and quaver notes and rests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct pitch is recognised and demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must hold a minimum of level 4 qualification in the sub-field of music.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessment of this Unit Standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and ETQA guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome:
  • Knowledge of instrument.
  • Technical skill on instrument.
  • Musical knowledge for performance.
  • Sight Read. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in playing a musical instrument. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team performing in a group on a chosen instrument. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying techniques of playing on a chosen instrument. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in playing on a chosen instrument in a group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of the handling and usage of musical instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of musical contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:
  • "Basic" refers to NQF Level 2 music related competence.
  • "Intermediate" refers to NQF Level 3 music related competence as described in this unit standard.
  • "Advanced" relates to skills and knowledge related to NQF Level 4 music related competencies. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.