MUSIC117-19Y (HAM)

Musicianship 1

15 Points

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: tine.thomsen@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This course aims to develop students’ musicality through sight-reading, keyboard skills, aural training, choral work and general musicianship. Vocal improvisation, and at the piano ( or guitar) is encouraged.

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Paper Structure

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The course has three major components:

  • Sight-singing and aural skills. Dictation of rhythm, melody and harmonic progressions. Sight-singing of melodies in treble and bass clef, using all intervals. Part- singing.
  • Keyboard skills. Worksheets to develop basic keyboard skills, involving harmony, score reading, sight-reading and transposition. These require consistent weekly practice time.
  • Auralia. –Students are required to complete tasks on this aural training software providing training and practise in all aspects of musicianship. Aurailia is available on 10 computers in J Basment JB.01. You can use these computers if someone else is not using them, however on Mondays and Fridays the room is booked from 3pm to 5pm for the dedicated use of music students and this would be a good time to plan to do your assignment work.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Play on the piano a skills worksheet

    For an A grade: play a 2-part piece; improvise an accompaniment for a melody; transpose a melody in the major or minor mode, up or down a tone; play from score a short extract which may include alto clef, or a tenor part to be read down an octave.

    For a B grade: play a 2-part piece; supply chords to a melody; transpose a short melody up or down a tone.

    For a C grade: play a short 2 hands piece - may be chords and melody; play 4-chord cadential progressions; transpose a single melodic line up or down a tone.

    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Accurately dictate diatonic melodies. short harmonic progressions using chords I,ii, IV, V, vi and both simple and compound rhythms.

    These tests are administered online via the Auralia eartraining programme. Grades are derived from accuracy of dictation.

    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Sing from sight diatonic melodies

    For an A grade: the melody will be major or minor mode, will contain all intervals and simple modulations, bass and treble clefs.

    For a B grade: the melody will be major or minor mode, will be mostly stepwise and harmonically based, bass and treble clefs.

    For a C grade: the melody will be major or minor mode, be entirely stepwise and chordally based. Treble clef only

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Aural skills are acquired over time and with repetition- there is no quick way to get them. Therefore for this course, the assessments are many and often, and are only worth a small percentage of the final overall grade. However, these small numbers do add up and any that are missed can have a big impact on both the skills acquired and the final grade. I strongly urge all students to complete all the assessments to ensure progress with aural development, and to achieve a passing grade at the end of the course.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Sight-reading assessment 1
18 Mar 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Sight-reading Assessment 2
13 May 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Sight-reading Assessment 3
29 Jul 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Sight reading Assessment #4
16 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Aural Test 1
27 May 2019
9:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Aural Test 2
7 Oct 2019
9:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
7. Keyboard Assessment 1
13 May 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
8. Keyboard Assessment 2
29 Jul 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
9. Keyboard Assessment 3
16 Sep 2019
9:00 AM
5
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
10. 6 x Auralia completion targets
30
  • In Class: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Benward, B. and Carr, M.A. Sightsinging Complete (7th edition) McGraw-Hill, 2007
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Online Support

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Workload

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The skills taught in Musicianship 1 are accumulative and the assessment is designed in such a way that students can gain marks regularly throughout the year as their skills develop. It is important that the skills learned are practised during the week, and students are encouraged and expected to work on the self-paced aural training computer programme Auralia available in J-basement, to assist your training for these assessments. Auralia will be invaluable to the development of your ear in all aspects of musicianship.

Students are expected to practise sight-singing exercises and the keyboard skills worksheets (as well as Auralia) out of lecture times.

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Restricted papers: MUSI117

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