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

Module code: MUS08151
Module leader: Michael Harris
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

Music HND


Description of module content:

In this module you will study how the performance of music of the common practice period was different to current performance methods in instruments, technique, and style. You will discover what this means for contemporary performance and explore the ways in which this has driven performers to seek an authentic approach and sound. At the same time, you will be trained in the creation of pastiche exercises in harmony and counterpoint that will enhance your understanding of voice leading and harmonic practice that is indispensable in developing your understanding of this period of music history.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine specific examples of historically informed performance practice;

LO2: Discuss social and technological issues that impact on performance practice in the periods studied;

LO3: Understand, differentiate, and describe various stylistic features of different musical genres and periods based upon aural comprehension as well as score analysis and contextual studies;

LO4: Develop insight into the application of specific techniques of harmony and counterpoint.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS08151 Historically Informed Performance Practice