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MUSC6018 - Popular Instrumental Studies 2

Title:Popular Instrumental Studies 2
Long Title:Popular Instrumental Studies 2
Module Code:MUSC6018
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: AIVEEN KEARNEY
Module Description: This is the second in a progressive series of skill-centered modules. It enables students to develop their fundamental technical, rhythmic and stylistic performance skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display consolidated fundamental technical instrumental/vocal skills.
LO2 Demonstrate technical and stylistic skills by replicating fundamental repertory.
LO3 Apply fundamental technical skills to play a straightforward unprepared piece at sight.
LO4 Present etude repertoire appropriate to his/her instrument in time with an optional click/backing track.
LO5 Interact rhythmically with other musicians/ backing track at a fundamental level.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

12324 MUSC6015 Popular Instrumental Studies 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Development of fundamental technique through a combination of basic instrument-specific etudes, rudiments, scales & arpeggios where appropriate to the chosen instrument.
Progression of fundamental reading ability including the study of basic ensemble etudes and charts with simple notated ensemble figures.
Rhythmic Skills:
Rhythmic interaction with both metronome and backing tracks play a central role in group lessons.
Repertory Engagement:
Progressive study of key musicians from the chosen instrument’s history is used to inform the relevant introduction of basic stylistic considerations in performance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical studies/exercises, basic repertory performance, sight reading ability and scales/arpeggios where appropriate to chosen instrument. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
Other Continuous assessment of the individual learner within a group setting: focusing on attendance, participation, preparedness and the weekly development of performance ability. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Instrument specific group lesson or divided individually as required. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental practice. 12.0 Every Week 12.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Various authors/editors, Books, Journals, CDs, Instrument specific reading and listening bibliography will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Erskine, Time Awareness: For All Musicians, Alfred Music Publishing (2005) [ISBN: 0739038540]
  • Various, The Real Book, Hal Leonard Corporation; 6th Revised Edition (2005) [ISBN: 0634060384]
  • John Petrucci, Rock Discipline, International Music Publications (2000) [ISBN: 978-1576234747]
  • William Leavitt, Reading Studies for Guitar, Berklee Press (1997) [ISBN: 978-0634013355]
  • Tommy Tedesco, For Guitar Players Only, Alfred Music Publishing (2008) [ISBN: 978-0739053812]
  • Ted Greene, Chord Chemistry, Alfred Music Publishing (1981) [ISBN: 978-0898986969]
  • Mark Levine, The Jazz Theory Book, Sher Music (1995) [ISBN: 978-1883217044]
  • Peter Murray, Shauna Kennedy, Essential Bass Technique, Hal Leonard Corporation (2001) [ISBN: 978-0634032677]
  • Dr. Licks, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Hal Leonard Corporation (2004) [ISBN: 978-0881888829]
  • Gary Willis, Fingerboard Harmory for Bass, Hal Leonard Corporation (1997) [ISBN: 978-0793560431]
  • Gary Willis, 101 Bass Tips, Hal Leonard Corporation (2001) [ISBN: 978-0634017476]
  • Rich Appleman, Reading Contemporary Electric Bass, Berklee Press (2000) [ISBN: 978-0634013386]
  • Mark Levine, The Jazz Piano Book, Sher Music; 1st Edition (2005) [ISBN: 978-0961470159]
  • Mark Harrison, The Pop Piano Book, Harrison Music Education Systems; 2nd Edition (1998) [ISBN: 978-0793598786]
  • Ross Ramsay, Piano Essentials, Berklee Press (2005) [ISBN: 978-0876390498]
  • Russell Hoffmann, Paul Schmeling, Berklee Practice Method: Keyboard, Berklee Press (2009) [ISBN: 0-634006517]
  • Joe Morello, Master Studies, Modern Drummer Publications (1986) [ISBN: 978-0881887488]
  • Ted Reed, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer, Alfred Music Publishing (1997) [ISBN: 978-0882847955]
  • George L. Stone, Stick Control for the Snare Drummer, Alfred Music Publishing (2009) [ISBN: 978-1892764041]
  • Keith Copeland, Creative Coordination for the Performing Drummer, Carl Fischer Music (1986) [ISBN: 978-0825803864]
  • Stanton Moore, Groove Alchemy, Hudson Music (2010) [ISBN: 978-1423475163]
  • John Riley, The Art of Bop Drumming, Alfred Music Publishing (2005) [ISBN: 978-0898988901]
  • Jean, M.D. Abitbol, Patricia Crossley (Translator), Odyssey of the Voice, Plural Publishing Inc. (2006) [ISBN: 9781597560290]
  • Donna Soto-Morettini, Popular singing, A & C Black Publishers Ltd. (2006) [ISBN: 0713672668]
  • Daniel Borch Zangger, Ultimate Vocal Voyage, Faber Music (2007) [ISBN: 978-9185575190]
  • Anne Peckham, The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique, Berklee Press; 2nd Edition (2010) [ISBN: 978-0876391075]
  • Rocco Prestia 2003, Sittin’ in with Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power, Cherry Lane Music Comp [ISBN: 978-063]
  • Mike Campbell 1998, Sightsinging: The Complete Method for Singers (Musicians Institute Essential Concepts), Hal Leonard [ISBN: 0-7935-8191-5]
  • Judy Niemack 2004, Hear It and Sing It! Exploring Modal Jazz, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 978- 0-634-08]
  • W. Leavitt 1986, A Modern Method For Guitar Vol. 1, Berklee Press Publications [ISBN: 0876390734]
  • Mike Adamo 2010, The Breakbeat Bible: The Fundamentals of Breakbeat Drumming, Hudson Music [ISBN: 1423496337]
  • Mark Harrison 2016, Modern Pop Keyboard - The Complete Guide with Audio (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series), Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781495025075]
  • Mark Guiliana 2016, Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset, Hudson Music [ISBN: 9781495076404]
  • Tony Grey 2013, Tony Grey Bass Academy, Music Sales [ISBN: 9781780384832]
  • Cathrine Sadolin 2012, Complete Vocal Technique, 3rd Ed., CVI Publications [ISBN: 9788799243617]
  • Joseph Alexander 2014, Sight Reading Mastery for Guitar, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781499579079]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 2 Mandatory

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