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MUSC8022 - Core Musicianship Skills 6

Title:Core Musicianship Skills 6
Long Title:Core Musicianship Skills 6
Module Code:MUSC8022
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: SUSAN O REGAN
Module Description: This module develops key musicianship skills of performance, analysis and notational fluency with reference to tonal practice of the early nineteenth century.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise and identify melodic, harmonic and textural features of music from the 17th and 18th centuries
LO2 Notate short passages of music after a few hearings
LO3 Sight-read vocal music of moderate difficulty in up to four parts
LO4 Perform a varied repertory of vocal ensemble pieces
LO5 Analyse the harmonic vocabulary of selected extracts from the literature
LO6 Harmonise chorale melodies in the style of J.S. Bach
LO7 Introduce a concert in a large performing space
LO8 Communicate through an expanded range of gestures in choral conducting
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).

Core Musicianship Skills 5
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
Aural skills
Sight-reading and part-singing of vocal music of increasing complexity, including Bach chorales; aural perception of melodic, harmonic and textural elements; notation of harmonic and contrapuntal excerpts from the literature, with a focus on Corelli's string writing and Bach chorales.
Advanced harmony and analysis
Analysis of J.S. Bach's techniques of choral harmonisation; Harmonisation of chorale melodies in the style of J.S. Bach.
Direction of irregular metres; basic vocal technique; use of the spoken voice in the auditorium; introduction of a concert programme
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of practical and written tasks 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting practical (Concert introduction) 7,8 10.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting practical (choral item) 7,8 20.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 5,6 40.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Harmony and analysis 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Aural Skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Harmony and analysis 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Conducting 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practical skills development, listening, analysis 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kent D. Cleland, Mary Dobrea-Grindahl 2015, Developing Musicianship through Aural Skills: A Holistic Approach to Sight-singing and Ear Training, 2nd ed. Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415855211]
  • Sol Berlowitz, Gabriel Fontrier, Leo Kraft, Perry Goldstein, Edward Smaldone 2011, A New Approach to Sight-singing, 5th ed. Ed., Norton [ISBN: 9780393911503]
  • Bowman, David and Paul Terry 1993, Aural Matters: A Student's Guide to Aural Perception at Advanced Level, London [ISBN: 094653221]
  • Cutts, Alan, Music Visible, Books 2 & 3, available from the lecturer
  • Riemenschneider, A. (ed.), J.S. Bach; 371 Harmonised Chorales, Schirmer
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Baton: Baton (14")

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 6 Mandatory

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