MUSC U8149 - Musicianship Part 2

Full Title:Musicianship Part 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MUSC U8149
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop students' comprehension of music theory and the fundamentals of style and structure and a basic knowledge of music notation software. The students are expected to assimilate newly acquired knowledge in the creation and usage of music notation music and through the practical application of that theoretical knowledge in keyboard performance and aural skills development.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a secure foundation in notation of music in treble, bass and alto clefs
  2. Identify aurally and notate basic rhythmic patterns in both simple and compound time
  3. Recognise chords, cadences and common harmonic progressions and apply this musical knowledge in practice
  4. Develop a basic level of competency in the practice of sight-reading music in the treble and bass clefs
  5. Develop the ability to approach music with an independent authority
  6. Acquire a basic working knowledge of music notation software and MIDI

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Music Theory
Knowledge of basic music theory fundamentals. Identification of intervals and triads. Recognition and notation of simple chord progressions involving root, first and second inversion chords in minor and major keys. Music notation for SATB in the treble and bass clefs. Knowledge of instrument families and their respective tessituras. Recognition of scores and notation for popular orchestral instruments. Comprehension of basic transposition and the necessity of same regarding transposing instruments. Basic knowledge of music notation software and MIDI .
Keyboard Skills
Performance of basic major and minor chords using using keys that have up to two sharps or flats. Sight-read the treble and bass clefs. Harmonisation of a basic melody given in the treble clef using simplistic chords of tonic, subdominant and dominant. Simple transposition.
Music Analysis
Analyse structure and style of musical pieces and explain application of production techniques and the use of instrumentation in a recording of popular music. Compare and contrast various styles of music through the acquisition of knowledge of genres and categories.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Assessment of comprehension and application of theoretical musical knowledge 1,2,3,5 20.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Performance Evaluation Evaluation of development in keyboard performance 1,4,5 20.00 0 0 Week 12 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of appreciation of music styles and analytical approcahes 2,3,5 10.00 0 0 Week 20 0
Performance Evaluation Examination of practical skills in keyboard harmony 1,3,5 20.00 0 0 Week 28 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam A written examination, in a formal setting, to assess student synthesis of the course material 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A 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.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Music theory and harmony 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Aural skills, listening and analysis of popular music styles 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Keyboard skills 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading Performance practise and application of newly acquired threoretical knowledge 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Burkholder, J & Palisca 2005, The Norton Anthology of Western Music Vol.1 & 2, Norton
  • Taylor, Eric 1993, The AB Guide To Music Theory and Analysis parts 1-3, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_MMPAR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in the Production of Music and Audio 1 Mandatory