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MUSC6013 - Core Instrumental Studies 1

Title:Core Instrumental Studies 1
Long Title:Core Instrumental Studies 1
Module Code:MUSC6013
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module, as the first in a progressive series of skill-centered modules, provides intensive directed study of an individualised technical and etude programme that enables students to develop their performance potential. It also provides an introduction to chamber music.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display core technical instrumental/vocal skills
LO2 Apply acquired technical and interpretive skills to play a short unprepared piece at sight
LO3 Present etude repertoire appropriate to his/her instrumental/vocal ability
LO4 Collaborate with peers in an appropriate chamber ensemble
LO5 Apply acquired technical patterns to appropriate repertory
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).

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 module is part of a restricted access course. Students should have passed the BMus Degree entrance test or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
A range of didactic material addressing specific technical and musical challenges
Chamber Music
An introduction to ensemble skills in collaboration with peers
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical elements, studies and sight reading programme 1,2,3,5 50.0 Sem End
Other Instrumental Continuous Assessment 1,2,5 30.0 Every Week
Other Chamber Music workshop and Continuous Assessment 1,4,5 20.0 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 Individual instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice 11.0 Every Week 11.00
Tutorial Ensemble/ Chamber Music 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Chamber Music practice 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cork School of Music, Repertory Guidelines for Performance Studies
  • Books, Journals, CDs, Instrument specific reading and listening bibliography will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Howard Snell 2006, The Art of Practice, Pen Press London [ISBN: 1905203284]
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_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 1 Mandatory

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