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MUSC7019 - Popular Instrumental Studies 3

Title:Popular Instrumental Studies 3
Long Title:Popular Instrumental Studies 3
Module Code:MUSC7019
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Intermediate
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 third in a progressive series of skill-centered modules. It enables students to further build on their acquired technical and musical performance skills. Students develop their ability to learn independently, critically analyse relevant repertory and sight-read.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Execute technical and stylistic instrumental/vocal etudes in time with a click/ backing track.
LO2 Perform a musical programme in time with a click/ backing track, showing evidence of stylistic considerations.
LO3 Perform an uncomplicated, unprepared piece at sight with an optional click/ backing track.
LO4 Create, present and execute a short chart for an assigned piece of basic repertory.
LO5 Interact rhythmically and musically with other musicians/ backing track.
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).

12323 MUSC6018 Popular Instrumental Studies 2
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
Progressive study of relevant instrumental technique, rudiments, scales and arpeggios is combined with the expectation of etude performance with metronome or backing track.
Progressive study of appropriate ensemble etudes and notated charts is further expanded with the addition of metronome and backing track considerations. Application of musical interpretation of written material is also introduced.
Ensemble Skills:
Acquired rhythmic ability and core internal time are combined with applied knowledge of instrumental history and related stylistic considerations to foster musical interaction with other musicians.
Transcription Skills:
Introduction to core principles of transcription and lead sheet/chart creation for the specific chosen instrument is provided. Students will be required (within a limited time frame) to create, present (in appropriate notated form) and execute a basic chart of assigned material as part of the end of semester exam.
Repertory Engagement:
Progressive study of core stylistic considerations on chosen instrument. Evidence of stylistic analysis will begin to be reflected in the student's performance on chosen their instrument.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical studies/exercises, repertory performance, sight reading ability, self-prepared chart 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 the 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
Tutorial 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
  • Module lecturer, 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: 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]
  • Stephan Richter, Tapping Bass Guitar, LTP Publications (2004) [ISBN: 978-0947183172]
  • Adam Novick, Harmonics for Electric Bass, Music Sales Corp (1984) [ISBN: 978-0825622670]
  • Dominik Hauser, Chords for Bass, Hal Leonard Corporation (2007) [ISBN: 978-1423411987]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Alfred Music 2008, Sittin' In with the Big Band, Vol 2: Bass [ISBN: 0739057057]
  • Mike Campbell 1998, Sightsinging: The Complete Method for Singers (Musicians Institute Essential Concepts), Hal Leonard [ISBN: 0-7935-8191-5]
  • Judy Niemack, Hear It and Sing It! Exploring Modal Jazz, Hal Leonard [ISBN: 978- 0-634-08]
  • Cathrine Sadolin 2012, Complete Vocal Technique, 3rd Ed., CVI Publications [ISBN: 9788799243617]
  • Judy Niemack 2012, Hear It and Sing It! Exploring the Blues, 2nd Ed., Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781458412034]
  • R. Peckham 2007, Berklee Jazz Chord Dictionary, Berklee Press Publications [ISBN: 0876390793]
  • Mike Adamo 2010, The Breakbeat Bible: The Fundamentals of Breakbeat Drumming, Hudson Music [ISBN: 1423496337]
  • Mark Guiliana 2016, Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset, Pap/DVD/Ps Ed., Hudson Music [ISBN: 9781495076404]
  • Mark Harrison 2016, Modern Pop Keyboard - The Complete Guide with Audio (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series), Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781495025075]
  • Joseph Alexander 2014, Sight Reading Mastery for Guitar, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781499579079]
  • Tony Grey 2013, Tony Grey Bass Academy, Music Sales [ISBN: 9781780384832]
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 3 Mandatory

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