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MUSC8055 - Instrumental Accompaniment

Title:Instrumental Accompaniment
Long Title:Piano Accompaniment- Instrumen
Module Code:MUSC8055
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 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module develops learner skills necessary for successful functioning as a piano accompanist in the rehearsal and performance of instrumental repertoire
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use advanced sight reading skills
LO2 Assimilate an appropriate quantity of new material in a given amount of time
LO3 Foster musical partnership in performance
LO4 Apply refined principles of balance, phrasing and articulation in duo work
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.

IIi in Core Instrumental Studies 4

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Musical partnership in instrumental duo repertoire
Research and preparation of instrumental duo repertoire
Accompaniment Strategies
Enhancing technical, artistic and listening skills needed to support instrumentalists in a recital setting
Performance Presentation
Programme planning, stage protocol and effective audience interaction
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Second Week
Performance Evaluation Duo Instrumental Recital 2,3,4 70.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal 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 Accompaniment Instruction 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Group work on sight reading and learning skills 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual practice and rehearsal 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Price, Deon Nielsen 2005, Accompanying Skills for Pianists: Including SightPlay with Skillful Eyes, 2nd Ed., Culver Crest Publications Culver City, California, USA [ISBN: 978-096278211]
  • Books, Scores and Recordings as recommended by the lecturer
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) 6 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective

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