Module title: Instrument 5

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09137
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

MUS08140
ABRSM Grade V theory, Rockschool Grade 8 Performance Standard (Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keys, and Voice only). HND Music Performance.

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
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 receive weekly individual lessons with your 1:1 tutor in which you will work collaboratively to improve your technique and theory knowledge through application and actively experimentation. The skills utilised in these lessons will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4.
You will actively participate in group labs with your peers in which theories and concepts will be presented, discussed, analysed and put in to practice in group or individual activities, performances and presentations. The skills utilised in these labs will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4.
You will actively engage in individual reflection and personal practice, identifying areas for personal improvement, development and experimentation which will contribute to the content of individual lessons and group classes. The skills utilised in personal reflection and practice will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4.
You will actively engage with VLE content provided on Moodle as an enhancement of topics covered in Labs or 1:1 lessons. The self-study skills utilised in VLE engagement will contribute to the realisation of learning outcome 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Throughout this module you will be expected to work independently for long periods and must be extremely self-motivated. Successful completion of this module brings an enhancement of your employability skills. You will be required throughout the module to demonstrate all of the following:

Reflective and intellectual skills: Analysis and evaluation of your performance, that of your peers, and professionals in the music industries.
Communication skills: Using terminology and concepts that are relevant to your specialist field; organising resources, rehearsals and performance in collaboration with others; communicating with service providers.
Personal skills: self-motivation; time management; promotion; prioritising and balancing regular practice routines whilst meeting regular deadlines.
Problem solving skills: working within specified parameters; working with available resources.

Research / teaching linkages
The teaching team are all practicing professional musicians who inform their teaching from their experiences in the music industry as performers, songwriters, and arrangers. We consistently review and revise information, techniques and concepts through reading, listening, experimenting, researching, writing, arranging and performing to ensure that taught content is clear, relevant and up to date.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module aims to provide information and support related to intercultural initiatives and activities in the spirit of widening access, and actively seeks to identify issues of an intercultural nature. The module is supported by VLE.

Internationalisation
The broad church that is popular music is a cultural and sociological channel for global communication through creative expression. Students are given the opportunity to explore the wider cultural and geographic reaches of their discipline through regular listening, analysis, and performance. In doing so, the skills gained from active engagement with module content and related topics contribute to the preparation of students for foreign exchange and/or international employment and collaboration.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will occur in class and feedback will be provided by both tutors and peers via group discussion of your work. Peer critique sessions, in a workshop setting, will provide formative feedback in weeks 7 and 10. One to one tutorials and your instrumental lessons will also support the formative assessment and feedback process, contributing to performance work for this module, and an end of year recital.

Summative Assessment:
Summative Assessments:
Component 1
Practical: A performance and proficiency assessment that takes place by week 14 and is worth 50% of the overall mark for the module. You will perform a small set of material that showcases technical proficiency and creative application. The skills gained for this assessment will contribute to the realisation of outcomes 1, 2, and 4.

Component 2
Analysis: An analytical project consisting of written and notated material which will be submitted in week 13 and is worth 50% of the overall mark for the module. The skills gained for this assessment will contribute to the realisation of outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The individual lessons and supporting group specialist labs will include:

For Voice:
Advancement of vocal techniques and qualities as tools for creating performance and interpretive interest.
Musical and lyrical interpretation of repertoire.
Collaborative organisation and promotion of a musical event.

For Drums:
Electronic drumming, drums and sampling.
Advancement of co-ordination, technique, and theoretical knowledge; including musical application.
Advancement of sight-reading and transcription skills, including practical application and project work.
For Guitar, Bass, and Keyboard:
Advancement of technical and theoretical knowledge as tools for creating performance and arrangement interest.
Development of compositional and improvisational skills.
Advancement of sight-reading and transcription skills, including practical application and project work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Consider and apply attributes of skill sets, stylistic approaches, and individual perspectives to a musical performance.
LO2: Exercise autonomy and initiative when creating commercially viable musical outputs.
LO3: Accurately analyse, describe and present music in a format appropriate to your own instrument, to a professional standard.
LO4: Organise, rehearse, and perform music notated for your instrument in a live or studio setting.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - LEAVITT, W (1968) A MODERN METHOD FOR GUITAR VOLUME 2: BERKLEE PRESS, 1st ed.
Core - BAILEY V (2006) THE VERY BEST OF VICTOR BAILEY: HAL LEONARD, 1st ed.
Core - DR LICKS (1989) STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF LEGENDARY BASS PLAYER JAMES JAMERSON: DR LICKS PUBLISHING, 1st ed.
Core - HARRISON G (1998) RHYTHMIC ILLUSIONS: WARNER BOS. PUBLICATIONS INC, 1st ed.
Core - AMEEN R AND GOINES L (1990) FUNKIFYING THE CLAVE: AFRO CUBAN GROOVES FOR BASS AND DRUMS: MANHATTAN MUSIC PUBLISHING, 1st ed.
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