Module title: Core Music Skills 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08142
Module leader: Ken Dempster
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

MUS07132 and MUS07133

2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ken Dempster
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 184
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 1,2,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 10 1,2,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Conducting: Lectures will develop the basic technique elements introduced within the Conducting strand of Core Music Skills 1. You will also develop an appreciation of rehearsal technique, and will gain experience in marking up a score and rehearsal planning.

Orchestration: Lectures will build upon the foundation of a good layout and the consistent, logical development of orchestration technique to the management of the forces that will most effectively create the contrasts in orchestral colour and texture appropriate to each piano score. You will continue to develop your technique towards applying appropriate instrumental doublings and spacings as well as planning long-term structure and colour changes.

Keyboard skills: Lectures will include an introduction to the principles of harmonising at the keyboard. Building on skills gained in Core Music Skills 1, you will further develop the techniques of realising a figured bass accompaniment. Improvisation work will focus on the use of Theme and Variation form.

Composition: Lectures will develop your powers of self-expression through notated music. A range of ideas, concepts, and concrete compositional techniques, will be discussed in class. Through peer- and lecturer-review of work in progress, developing on the skills gained in Core Music Skills 1, you will compose a work for three instruments.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Develop insight into the connection between musical notation and the experience of listening to, or of performing music;
LO2: Make observations of musical features that are directly pertinent to the music skill being developed in the module;
LO3: Present evidence of understanding in the relevant music skill through a portfolio of work or practical demonstration;
LO4: Express personal insight into musical material

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