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MUSC7039 - Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment2

Title:Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment2
Long Title:Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment2
Module Code:MUSC7039
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Jonathan Scott
Module Description: This skill centred module enables intermediate guitar students to develop their fundamental, technical, rhythmic and stylistic performance skills through the study of guitar accompaniment. Students develop their ability to learn independently and critically analyse relevant repertory.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display consolidated fundamental technical instrumental skills.
LO2 Demonstrate technical and stylistic skills by replicating fundamental song accompaniment repertory.
LO3 Apply fundamental technical skills to create and play an appropriate song accompaniment.
LO4 Present appropriate etude repertoire.
LO5 Effectively interact with other musicians or a backing track.
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
Development of fundamental technique through basic etudes, scales, arpeggios and chords.
Progression of fundamental reading ability of basic chord charts and music notation.
Accompaniment Skills
Interaction with other musicians and backing track.
Repertory Engagement
Progressive study of key musicians from the acoustic guitar's history is used to inform the relevant stylistic considerations in performance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of the individual learner within a group setting, focusing on attendance, preparedness and the weekly development of performance ability. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Presentation of technical studies, song accompaniment performance, sight-reading ability, scales, arpeggios and chords. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
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
Tutorial Instrument specific group lesson 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual Instrument practice 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • James Taylor 1999, The New Best of James Taylor, Warner Bros USA [ISBN: 0769200079]
  • Joni Mitchell 2014, Joni Mitchell Complete, Alfred Publishing USA [ISBN: 0739095889]
  • Rob Mackillop 2016, The Easy DADGAD Celtic Guitar Book, Mel Bay USA [ISBN: 0786695862]
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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