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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform on keyboard 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261258  Perform on keyboard 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Music 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Music 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This unit standard will enable learners to understand the theory and aural elements of music. It will ensure that qualifying learners will be able to demonstrate keyboard skills at the advanced level of difficulty.

Learner accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating keyboard techniques.
  • Demonstrating sight reading skills.
  • Recognising and demonstrating different styles of music in relation to the keyboard.
  • Describing and analysing different music pieces. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate advanced keyboard techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Major and natural minor scales are played with hands together, one octave ascending and descending. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scales includes, but is not limited to the keys of C, G, D, A.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major, minor, triad chords and chord exercises are played. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Finger exercises emphasizing correct finger numbering are demonstrated and practiced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Exercises with hands together or apart are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate advanced sight reading skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Note values and pitches are recognised, read and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A piece of music is interpreted and reproduced within a specified time frame. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Music pieces includes, but is not limited to:
  • An eight bar piece of music; studied for one minute.

    Keys includes, but is not limited to:
  • The keys of C, G, D, A.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A melodic piece is read and performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The chosen musical piece is played accurately with regards to pitch and rhythm. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise and demonstrate advanced styles of music in relation to the keyboard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Four different genre music pieces are chosen and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Music pieces include, but is not limited to:
  • Two sections per piece.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rhythm according to the genre is expressed in the demonstration of the specific piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Form according to the genre is expressed in the demonstration of the specific piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Comping according to the genre is expressed in the demonstration of the specific piece. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and analyse different music pieces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Genres are identified and named according to standard music industry practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Harmonic implications/chords and arpeggios are identified according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Melodic implications (intervals, major scales) are identified according to the genre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rhythmic implications are identified according to the genre. 


    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 5 competency in the sub-field.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing 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 
    The embedded knowledge underpinning this unit standard is:
  • Apply keyboard techniques.
  • Aural and listening skills.
  • Music theory.
  • Music genres from a keyboard perspective. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a responsible manner using critical and creative thinking in demonstrating advanced keyboard techniques. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as member of the team through group presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly in attending and contributing to all gatherings related to demonstrating advanced keyboard skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written communication in working with all role-players in the provision of services related to advanced keyboard skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by correctly handling and using musical instruments. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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