Composition and Arranging 1 (pop/jazz), 5 cr - KMPM0112
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Learning outcomes of the course
The students command voice leading fluently and are able to re-harmonize melodies in a creative and many-sided manner. They are able to arrange music according to style for the regular pop/jazz-ensembles, keeping in mind the characteristics of the instruments used. If need be, the students are able to write accompanying lines and additional arranging parts to pop/jazz pieces.
• diatonic and mediantic reharmonization
• reharmonization of tonic and subdominant chords
• reharmonization of cadential areas
• control of bass lines and chromaticism
• deceptive resolutions and free reharmonization
HARMONIZATION OF MELODY
• two- to three-part harmony
• counter-melodies, obbligato lines and riffs
• four- to five-part sectional harmony (melody-derived, harmony-derived, and linear)
• writing for pop/jazz band instruments
• writing for strings, wind instruments, and the human voice
• instrument range, transposition, and special characteristics
COMPOSITION OF ADDITIONAL SECTIONS (INTRODUCTION, INTERLUDE, CODA)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Assessment criteria, passed/failed
The students make natural and style- faithful arrangements for diverse ensembles. They show in their arrangements their understanding of the following concepts and arranging techniques:
- voice leading
- melody harmonization
The studens are able to obtain, handle and evaluate their acquired knowledge critically. They assume responsibility of their own and the group's learning and follows given directions.
The students fail to achieve the minimum requirements necessary for passing.