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MUSC8078 - Arranging 2

Title:Arranging 2
Long Title:Arranging 2
Module Code:MUSC8078
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
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: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: KARL ROONEY
Module Description: The development of key concepts and skill sets required for arranging in the popular music industry, specifically for a large ensemble of more than ten players.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyze a complex popular music score featuring a large ensemble
LO2 Critically assess and integrate stylistic concepts of popular music arranging
LO3 Arrange a short passage of approved music for large ensemble
LO4 Present the arrangement for large ensemble in recorded format
LO5 Integrate acquired stylistic and technical aspects of instrumental tessiturae, extended techniques and tonal sonorities
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.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The analysis of a substantial musical score, noting harmonic devices, textures, orchestration and other features
The arrangement of a passage for large ensemble (of at least ten players), utilizing extended instrumental techniques and sonorities as stylistically appropriate.
The preparation of an arrangement for large ensemble in recorded digital format
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Continuous assessment of arranging skill development 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
Essay Analysis of approved section of music for large ensemble 1 20.0 Week 8
Project Arrangement for large ensemble with live recording 3,4,5 60.0 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 Arranging lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 5.5 Every Week 5.50
Tutorial small-group skill development 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Corey Allen 2000, Arranging in the Digital World: Techniques for Arranging Popular Music Using Today's Electronic & Digital Instruments, Berklee Press [ISBN: 0634006347]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dick Lowell and Ken Pullig; edited by Michael Gold 2003, Arranging for large jazz ensemble, Berklee Press [ISBN: 0634036564]
  • Randy Felts 2002, Reharmonization Techniques, Berklee Press [ISBN: 0634015850]
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 6 Elective

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