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MUSC8021 - Core Musicianship Skills 5

Title:Core Musicianship Skills 5
Long Title:Core Musicianship Skills 5
Module Code:MUSC8021
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: SUSAN O REGAN
Module Description: This module further develops key musicianship skills, integrating perceptual, practical and analytical skills with particular emphasis on modal and tonal music of the late Baroque period.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and reproduce melodic, harmonic and textural elements in music of the 16th to the 19th centuries.
LO2 Perform vocal and rhythmic pieces in two, three and four parts, developing memory.
LO3 Identify the elements and recognise the functions of the harmonic vocabulary covered in the module.
LO4 Demonstrate practical understanding in the the harmonisation of bass lines and melodies.
LO5 Develop a secure ability to place complex rhythms against a conducted metre.
LO6 Develop a vocabulary of expressive gestures in conducting technique.
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).

13920 MUSC7005 Core Musicianship Skills 4
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
Sight-singing, aural perception of melodic, harmonic and textural features of music from the 16th to 19th century; Part-singing: development of fluency in the performance of polyphonic music of the 16th century; Memorisation; Harmonic and melodic dictation with focus on figured bass harmony; Improvisation and harmonisation at sight.
Conducting Technique
Development of expressive variety: accent, pauses, co-ordination of rhythm and metre.
Advanced harmony and analysis
Introduction to the fundamentals of chromatic harmony as employed in the common practice style (up to and including secondary dominants and the dominant discord).
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 Continuous assessment of practical and written tasks 1,2 30.0 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting (rhythm test) 5 10.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conducting (orchestral excerpts) 6 20.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 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
Lecture Harmony and Analysis 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Aural skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Harmony and analysis 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Conducting 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practical skills development, listening, analysis 3.5 Every Week 3.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kent D. Cleland, Mary Dobrea-Grindahl 2015, Developing Musicianship through Aural Skills: A Holistic Approach to Sight-Singing and Ear Training, 2nd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 9780415855211]
  • Bowman, David and Paul Terry 1993, Aural Matters: a Student's Guide to Aural Perception at Advanced Level, Schott London [ISBN: 096653221]
  • Cutts, Alan, Music Visible, Book 2, available from the lecturer
  • Piston, Walter and Mark de Voto, Harmony, Norton
  • Rogers, Nancy and Robert W. Ottman 2014, Music for Sight Singing, 9th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780205938339]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cutts, Alan, Some rhythm practice, available from the lecturer
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Baton: Baton (14")

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 5 Mandatory

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