Module title: Instrument 6

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

Module code: MUS09138
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

2019/0, Trimester 2, 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:
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, discuss repertoire and arrangements, and actively experiment with interpretive ideas and vocal qualities. The skills utilised in these lessons will contribute to the realisation of learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4.
You will actively participate in group live performance workshops and 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 workshops, lectures and practical classes . 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 called upon at various stages to demonstrate all of the following:

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

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment and feedback is provided in a number of settings throughout the trimester.

Practical Assessment: Students will have the opportunity to perform a selection of their recital material in class to their tutors and peers. Constructive critique will be provided to support learners to make choices on how to develop and refine their performance repertoire in advance of the final recital.

Analysis Assessment: Formative assessment of the analysis assessment element will occur via Moodle and in live performance workshops. Each student will be able to upload their analysis for peer and tutor feedback. Students will also be required to perform their arrangements in class with a band. At this point critique and feedback will be provided by both peers and tutors.

Summative Assessment:
Practical: A performance assessment that takes place by week 15 and is worth 60% of the overall mark. You will perform a 25 minute programme (5 – 6 songs) as part of an ensemble. You will negotiate the pieces with your tutor ensuring that they are of the appropriate standard for the module. You will lead your ensemble in the performance of these pieces, which will incorporate your own arrangements of the material. The skills gained for this assessment will contribute to the realisation of outcomes 1, 2 and 4.

Analysis: A portfolio of written and notated material which will be submitted in week 12 and is worth 40% of the overall mark for the module. The portfolio will consist of reflective writing, research, analysis and evaluation exercises that contribute to the progression of arrangements for exam repertoire. The skills gained for this assessment will contribute to the realisation of outcomes 1 and 3.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Face To Face Lecture 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 60 1, 2, 4 15 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 40 1, 3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

.This module is the sixth in a graded series of modules that extend and widen your skills as a performing musician. Through studying guitar, bass guitar or drums in a range of genres and idioms, you will develop further the ability to engage confidently with others in musical performances of a high standard. You will further develop strong aural and analytical skills and a firm performance technique. Depending on the instrument, you will study chord theory, soloing, rhythm work, and rudiments, and will apply these to many different performing situations.

For Voice:
Advancement of vocal techniques and qualities in conjunction with movement and stagecraft considerations to create performance and interpretive interest as lead instrument in an ensemble.
Advancement and application of theory and arranging skills towards leading a small ensemble.
Advancement of stagecraft.

For Guitar:
Open position scales and arpeggios in nine keys for major and minor; Seven position major scales with coverage of entire neck, positions one to twelve; extrapolating both harmonic, melodic and natural minor scales positions one to twelve from major pattern forms.?Pentatonic scales in five patterns positions one to twelve.?Blues scales based upon Pentatonic patterns positions one to twelve.?? Arpeggio memorization as applied to major, minor and dominant seventh forms within one octave using cycle of fifths root movement.?

For Bass Guitar:
Harmonics on the bass (chords and melodic lines) The melodic minor modes and respective scales and chords. Jazz walking line strategies, modal jazz. Odd time signatures. Style/groove assessment (world, balcan, oriental). Tapping. Advanced chord progressions on the bass. Chord sequence based improvisation. Composition and bass transcription techniques. Slap studies (advanced) and rhythm sight reading (advanced).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Evaluate the viability or validity of applied skill or approach in the realisation of an arrangement or performance.
LO2: Synthesise domain related knowledge and skills to realise an intended outcome in musical performance or arrangement.
LO3: Illustrate musical and arrangement intentions in words and in music notation.
LO4: Organise, lead and collaborate with peers and colleagues in the preparation and realisation of a musical performance.

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