Module Overview

Techniques 1

Closely linked to Styles 1, this module is designed to develop the student’s ability by honing technique and therefore facilitating enhancement of the student’s musical vocabulary. As technique develops, students will be able to execute more ideas within their chosen discipline and with greater dynamic control and accuracy. 

The study path encompasses various different concepts, techniques and applications, in preparation for the many different playing situations that may be encountered. 

A disciplined approach to regular practice is the key to success here, so the structuring of a focused and workable practice routine will be essential.

The module has been further developed to include sight-reading, which will help you develop your ability to interpret industry standard notation in a wide range of musical settings.

Module Code

MUSG 1002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Developing personal expertise/technical competence on instrument/voice


Tone generation and sound study (how to achieve a range of sounds)


Practice planning and time management


Knowledge of professional practice and definitions of technical competence


Referencing against professional technical standards and quantifying individual technical progression


Developing sight-reading skills to use in a wide range of musical situations


The module will be delivered utilising a variety of teaching methods. The majority of module delivery will occur within instrumental group sessions involving tutor led demonstration and academic analysis, discussion and demonstration of different techniques, practical application and relevance, together with group work and individual practical performance of techniques under consideration.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100