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VCE VET Music Performance
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:18:05 pm »
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Hi guys, I've heard that VET Performance only requires you to play your pieces. Could someone give me more info?

(I might consider doing this as an extra subject or instead of Philosophy)

Thanks :)
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Re: VCE VET Music Performance
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 11:17:43 pm »
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Hey brothanathan! So excited to see someone who's interested in VET music! Yep, the VET curriculum is completely practical based, no theory/aural whatsoever! You're required to have a minimum of 3 pieces for the final recital (exam), and throughout the year, you have assessments on improvisation, stagecraft, technique, and performance-based skills.

I've attached a copy of the assessment plan for the subject from back when I did it in 2017 so that you can get a general idea of what it's like. Some bits may have changed since then so please take it with a grain of salt.

If you want some more (up-to-date) info, I'd recommend you to have a read of the VCAA Examination Specifications and also some general information regarding music industry.

Hope that answers your question, lemme know if you want to know more :)

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Re: VCE VET Music Performance
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 11:22:33 pm »
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Do my eyes deceive me? There's actually activity in this thread :O

Hey brothanathan! So excited to see someone who's interested in VET music! Yep, the VET curriculum is completely practical based, no theory/aural whatsoever! You're required to have a minimum of 3 pieces for the final recital (exam), and throughout the year, you have assessments on improvisation, stagecraft, technique, and performance-based skills.

I've attached a copy of the assessment plan for the subject from back when I did it in 2017 so that you can get a general idea of what it's like. Some bits may have changed since then so please take it with a grain of salt.

If you want some more (up-to-date) info, I'd recommend you to have a read of the VCAA Examination Specifications and also some general information regarding music industry.

Hope that answers your question, lemme know if you want to know more :)

Colline xx

OMG This must be a dream, I suck at theory. Got 70 something percent for Grade 4

Thanks for the support :)
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Re: VCE VET Music Performance
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 11:29:13 pm »
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Do my eyes deceive me? There's actually activity in this thread :O

Hey brothanathan! So excited to see someone who's interested in VET music! Yep, the VET curriculum is completely practical based, no theory/aural whatsoever! You're required to have a minimum of 3 pieces for the final recital (exam), and throughout the year, you have assessments on improvisation, stagecraft, technique, and performance-based skills.

I've attached a copy of the assessment plan for the subject from back when I did it in 2017 so that you can get a general idea of what it's like. Some bits may have changed since then so please take it with a grain of salt.

If you want some more (up-to-date) info, I'd recommend you to have a read of the VCAA Examination Specifications and also some general information regarding music industry.

Hope that answers your question, lemme know if you want to know more :)

Colline xx

How does the perform music as a soloist elective work and where is the VET subject offered?
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Re: VCE VET Music Performance
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 09:45:48 pm »
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Hey! Sorry for my late response! ;D

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How does the perform music as a soloist elective work

Hmm, not quite sure what you mean. Basically at the start of the year you're given the choice to either work in a group or by yourself. If you choose to be by yourself, then that would be solo performance. Hope that answers your question!

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where is the VET subject offered?

VET is offered in some schools, you'll have to check to see if yours is one of them. If not, you can always do it at another school which offers the subject if your school allows for it. I've heard that there are also specialist music schools out there that offer the course, but I don't have any experience with that.

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how can you develop your improvisation skills? 
(I know you asked me this in the PMs, but I'll just answer it here just in case anybody else also finds it useful, or if others have tips and tricks to share)

Regarding improvisation skills, I practiced by reading chords rather than sheet music. I'm not classically trained so I can barely read sheet music anyway ;D exposed but chords REALLY help. Usually it's easy to start with the (very overused) 4-chord pop progression (IVviIV) or the Pachelbel progression (I-V-vi-iii-IV-I-IV-V) and just keep building up from there. Start with something easy like C major then apply it to harder keys. With practice it'll soon come naturally.

Btw, I'm not too familiar with the classical AMEB syllabus, but a grade 4 in theory seems pretty solid IMO (isn't that a grade 7 practical? You're pretty much a professional!) I've only done the AMEB-For-Leisure grades and I found those hard enough lmao.
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Re: VCE VET Music Performance
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 12:51:18 am »
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Hey! Sorry for my late response! ;D

Hmm, not quite sure what you mean. Basically at the start of the year you're given the choice to either work in a group or by yourself. If you choose to be by yourself, then that would be solo performance. Hope that answers your question!

VET is offered in some schools, you'll have to check to see if yours is one of them. If not, you can always do it at another school which offers the subject if your school allows for it. I've heard that there are also specialist music schools out there that offer the course, but I don't have any experience with that.
(I know you asked me this in the PMs, but I'll just answer it here just in case anybody else also finds it useful, or if others have tips and tricks to share)

Regarding improvisation skills, I practiced by reading chords rather than sheet music. I'm not classically trained so I can barely read sheet music anyway ;D exposed but chords REALLY help. Usually it's easy to start with the (very overused) 4-chord pop progression (IVviIV) or the Pachelbel progression (I-V-vi-iii-IV-I-IV-V) and just keep building up from there. Start with something easy like C major then apply it to harder keys. With practice it'll soon come naturally.

Btw, I'm not too familiar with the classical AMEB syllabus, but a grade 4 in theory seems pretty solid IMO (isn't that a grade 7 practical? You're pretty much a professional!) I've only done the AMEB-For-Leisure grades and I found those hard enough lmao.

Grade 8 actually, but to be humble I am nowhere near those FmusA gods.
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