Module Details

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Title POPULAR MUSIC COMPOSITION 2
Code MUSI310
Coordinator Dr RJA Worth
Music
Richard.Worth@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To encourage a broader range and greater depth of understanding and practice in students' music practice. To provide exposure to, and experience in, handling a range of musical forms. To develop self critical skills. To provide further opportunities to develop orchestration and arranging skills.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To produce compositions/songs that demonstrate development in the student's practice.

(LO2) To demonstrate a greater understanding of theoretical underpinnings of their compositions.

(LO3) To be able to effectively communicate ideas to other musicians in a professional setting, including, where necessary, some form of notation. (Use of notation software such as Sibelius)

(LO4) To demonstrate the ability to write and arrange for a range of instruments, beyond their own performance instrument.

(LO5) To promote familiarity and understanding of broader music repertoires.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual).Presentation Skills.

(S2) Critical Thinking and problem solving - creative thinking.

(S3) Time and project management- Personal organisation.

(S4) IT skills: notation software, recording and editing software.


Syllabus

 

Weekly topics covering analysis of popular music examples with practical exercises to implement skills. More on melody harmony and a look at counterpoint in popular music. Creative writing and lyrics. Extended Harmony,Quartal harmony and  Modes Jazz harmony Improvisation. Rhythm, sequencing and loops. Form and structure.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture Description: Interactive lectures introduce core concepts and material Teaching Method 2 - Seminar Description: Seminars provide context to lecture material and opportunities for students to present prepared work.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

12

      22

24

82
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 68
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
listening test There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :2      10       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
composition/recording There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :semester 2  3 minutes minimum,    40       
composition/recording Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :2  4 minutes minimum    50       

Recommended Texts

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