Module title: Session Skills

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

Module code: MUS08143
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

Popular Music Ensemble Performance
HNC/D Popular Music or equivalent (i.e. BTEC)

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bryden Stillie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Teaching and learning takes the following forms:
You will attend group classes on a weekly basis which will involve theoretical discussion, practical application and some shared workshops and discussion with Recording Studio Theory and Practice 1;
Theoretical discussion sessions will explore repertoire, technical aspects of playing, performance etiquette, playing from scored arrangements, creating scored arrangements. The skills utilised in these discussions will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4
Practical application sessions will involve experimentation and performance within ensembles, applying ideas and concepts covered in discussion. You will be given the opportunity to perform, critique, and receive formative feedback from staff and peers. The skills utilised in these sessions will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4
Shared workshops and discussions with peers enrolled on Recording Studio Theory and Practice will explore the working relationship between these two disciplines focusing on professional etiquette and communication. The skills utilised in these sessions will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1 and 3.
You will actively engage in independent individual and ensemble activity developing skills in reading and arranging and coordinating with peers enrolled on Recording Studio Theory and Practice 1 to spend time in the studio and build on concepts covered in formal timetabled sessions. The skills utilised in independent practice will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4.


Formative Assessment:
tbc

Summative Assessment:
tbc

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 171
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 20 2,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 4, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will study and perform repertoire drawn from a list of approved pieces and of your own choice through negotiation with your tutor(s). These pieces will be agreed based on technical demands, group dynamics, and alignment to standard professional repertoire. You will participate as part of an ensemble in recording sessions engineered by students enrolled on Recording Studio Theory and Practice 1. Skills to be developed include:

Reading and playing from notation, lead sheet preparation, written and aural transcription and transposition, professionalism in rehearsal and recording environments, playing to click or play back.
Musical concepts will be explored in relation to the demands of a recording environment including use of; dynamics, balance, contrast, tension, release, interpretation of set material.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Review and prepare technical aspects of a performance for the studio environment (for example use of, dynamic, tone, effects).
LO2: Explore and express arrangement and interpretive ideas from written and notated instruction.
LO3: Develop insight into the practice and approach of preparing and performing repertoire in a studio environment.
LO4: Formulate and describe, in notation, arrangements for repertoire

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