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MUSC8081 - Specialised Pop Performance 3

Title:Specialised Pop Performance 3
Long Title:Specialised Pop Performance 3
Module Code:MUSC8081
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
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 Author: JOHN O CONNOR
Module Description: This is the third in a progressive series of specialised instrumental performance modules. Individual students propose, manage and publicly perform a varied and engaging 40-minute public performance. The self-directed element of this performance requires the student to display maturity and leadership. It is informed through progressive self-assessment, independent learning and relevant critical analysis. Individual tutorials address the specialised developmental needs of the individual learner.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Propose, plan, promote and lead a musically engaging 40 minute public performance of varied and sophisticated popular music repertory.
LO2 Demonstrate the progressive internalisation of technical patterns and advanced mechanics on the chosen instrument.
LO3 Create, present and expressively perform a precise transcription of assigned challenging repertory showing fluency and flair.
LO4 Display confidence, expertise and finesse to perform an unprepared piece at sight in time with a click/ backing track.
LO5 Demonstrate the self-awareness and maturity necessary to address performance goals.
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).

12422 MUSC8075 Specialised Pop Performance 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.

This is a limited access module. To be considered for entry each applicant must propose their area of specialisation and give evidence of their ability to meet the requirements of the proposal. Successful access will also be subject to resource availability.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Complex Technical and Musical Considerations:
Intensive programme that focuses on the progressive internalisation of advancing technical considerations, mature musical expression and performance flair. It contains advanced study and application of complex instrument-specific scales, arpeggios and rudiments, challenging sight-reading, advanced technical etude repertory, detailed transcription, transposing at sight - up/down a fifth – where appropriate to specific instrument and demanding self-assessment.
Independent Learning:
Efficient and effective application of intensive self-directed study.
Maturity & Leadership:
The continued development of the student's leadership ability requires new levels of maturity to bring the quality of interactions with others forward - facilitating and leading a performance from conception to presentation.
Promotion & Marketing:
Significant engagement with the current promotional marketing tools available for independently produced musical performance leading to appropriate strategies to attract a public audience.
Continuous Assessment:
The student is monitored on a weekly basis. Considerations such as attendance/ punctuality, participation/ leadership, preparedness and specialised programme development/ technical development are all taken into account in the context of the progressive requirements of the module.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Presentation of technical etudes, prepared transcription, sight reading, rudiments, scales and arpeggios where appropriate to the chosen instrument. 2,3,4,5 30.0 Week 10
Performance Evaluation Presentation of 40 minute public performance programme. 1,2,5 40.0 Sem End
Other Tutorial continuous assessment: Continuous assessment of the individual learner - as described in indicative content. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 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 Individual Instrument tutorial. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental practice. 13.0 Every Week 13.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

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]
  • Victor Wooten, The Best of Victor Wooten, Cherry Lane Music (2003) [ISBN: 978-1575604138]
  • Alain Caron, Rhythm'n Jazz (Ultimate Play-Along for Bass), Alfred Music Publishing (1998) [ISBN: 978-0968463314]
  • 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]
  • 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, Beyond Bop Drumming, Alfred Music Publishing (2005) [ISBN: 978-1576236093]
  • The Collective, Afro-Caribbean & Brazillian Rhythms for the Drumset, Carl Fischer Music (2007) [ISBN: 0-8258-4903-9]
  • Jean, M.D. Abitbol, Patricia Crossley (Translator), Odyssey of the Voice, Plural Publishing Inc. (2006) [ISBN: 9781597560290]
  • Anne Prckham, The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique, Breklee Press; 2nd Edition (2010) [ISBN: 978-0876391075]
  • Joseph Alexander 2014, Sight Reading Mastery for Guitar, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 9781499579079]
  • Cathrine Sadolin 2012, Complete Vocal Technique, 3rd Ed., CVI Publications [ISBN: 9788799243617]
  • Tony Grey 2013, Tony Grey Bass Academy, Pap/DVD Ed., Music Sales [ISBN: 9781780384832]
  • Mark Guiliana 2016, Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset, Pap/DVD/Ps Ed., Hudsin Music [ISBN: 9781495076404]
  • Mark Harrison 2016, Modern Pop Keyboard - The Complete Guide with Audio (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series), Hal Leonard [ISBN: 9781495025075]
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 7 Group Elective 1

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