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MUSC6020 - Popular Musicianship 2

Title:Popular Musicianship 2
Long Title:Popular Musicianship 2
Module Code:MUSC6020
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: KARL ROONEY
Module Description: This module enables students to develop their fundamental level aural and auxiliary instrumental skills. Aural skills are enhanced by the singing of intervals and triads and the identification of three and four part chords. Basic repertory is developed on the student's auxiliary instrument.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate consolidated basic skills on an auxiliary instrument
LO2 Display stylistic awareness on an auxiliary instrument by replicating fundamental level repertory in time with a click/backing track
LO3 Recognize and identify by ear three- and four-part chords
LO4 Recognize, identify and sing chromatic intervals up to an octave and triads in diminished and augmented form
LO5 Notate by ear short passages in both the treble and bass clef
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
Aural skills
Development of basic ear training skills: the recognition and singing of chromatic intervals up to an octave and identification of three part chords (major, minor, diminished and augmented) and four part chords (major and minor chords with a major or minor 7th, 6ths in major or minor form, half diminished chords)
Auxiliary instrumental skills
The development of auxiliary instrumental skills by performing two pieces of basic repertory in time with a back/click track
Aural skills continuous assessment
Students shall be marked on attendance and preparedness for each weekly lab.
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 Auxiliary instrument exam 1,2 25.0 Sem End
Other Continuous assessment of the auxiliary instrumental skills of an individual learner in a group lesson context, based preparedness and development of auxiliary instrumental skills. 1,2 15.0 Every Week
Other Aural skills continuous assessment, as described in indicative content. 3,4,5 20.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4,5 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
Lab Auxiliary instrumental studies 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Aural Skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual study and skills practice 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Tutorial Musicianship and aural skills 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Paul Schmeling and Dave Limina; edited by Jonathan Feist 2002, Berklee Instant Keyboard: Play Right Now! [ISBN: 0634031414]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Keith Wyatt, Carl Schroeder, Joe Elliott 2005, Ear Training for the Contemporary Musician, Musicians Institute Press [ISBN: 0793581931]
  • Steve Prosser 2000, Essential Ear Training for Today's Musician, Berklee Press Publications [ISBN: 9780634006401]
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 2 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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