MUS2087 : Iconic Folk (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Ms Catriona Macdonald
- Lecturer: Dr Simon McKerrell, Ms Sandra Kerr, Dr Desmond Wilkinson
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• This module aims to facilitate an in depth understanding of the individual creative process in traditional musics.
• To extend the aural abilities of music students and the relationship between this and their ability to verbalise the key aspects of individual creativity.
• To introduce a diverse range of social contexts for music-making through the perspective of individual musical biographies.
• To explore the pedagogical history of vernacular musical traditions and their impact upon performance.
• To extend students’ critical knowledge of traditional music and their ability to voice these.
• To improve student presentational and verbal skills.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students will be guided through a series of weekly case studies of outstanding traditional musicians with a particular emphasis on their individual creative practice, and discussion of their individual social, political, and cultural histories. Proposed performers include, but not limited to the following: Tom Anderson (Shetland fiddler and composer); James Scott Skinner (Scottish fiddler and composer); Sean McGuire (Irish fiddler and composer); the Bobs of Balmoral (legendary Scottish pipers and Ghillies), Billy Pigg (Northumbrian piper); Ewan McColl (singer) as well as other case studies deemed appropriate by the module leader. Students will be encouraged to champion an individual expert performer and to focus their essay-project on their performances.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||2:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||1:00||1:00||class test|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||149:00||149:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Team-taught lecture series establishes epistemological framework; tutorials encourage student-led learning; private study allows for reading and essay-writing; group learning makes allowance for seminar/presentation preparation (semester two).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||A||60||Essay 2000 words|
|Design/Creative proj||1||A||40||Recording Project - Selection of 3 tracks with commentary of 200-300 words on each track|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The Recording project will test development of specific reportorial knowledge and the essay will test ability to evaluate and reflect on repertory formation and maintenance.