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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: TON1010 Module Title: SCORE STUDIES
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.SCRSTUDS
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: FORBES S Prof (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Three equally weighted assignments.
A 90-minute paper, in Studio 1, with three equally-weighted questions, all requiring responses to recorded excerpts.
Module Overview


Module Aims
To develop your skills in grasping the essence of a musical score and in relating its sight to its sound in performance.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module you should be able to:
  • read and understand a score with confidence and fluency;
  • follow a performance with a score and check its accuracy;
  • compare perceptively the relative merits of different performances;
  • mark up a score, following a studio recording, ready for editing.
Module Content

The essentials of a classical orchestral score;  simple comparative interpretation; evaluation of takes (piano recordings) prior to editing; basic grasp of a late romantic score; accurately relating the sight of a score to its imagined sound.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

10 one-hour lectures (spread over both semesters);  tutorials as required.

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