Composition and Improvisation on Digital Piano
Course code
KUM6242.FK
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Course title in Estonian
Helilooming ja improvisatsioon digiklaveril
Course title in English
Composition and Improvisation on Digital Piano
ECTS credits
3.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
30
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2018/2019  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
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Course aims
Introduction to basic principles of composing and improvisation based on digital piano possibilities.
Brief description of the course
In this course students are introduced to basic principles of composing and improvisation as well as possibilities of digital pianos. The course consists of three modules a 10 academic hours: I Digital pianos (Avo Ulvik), II Composition and improvisation (Gerhard Lock), III Improvisation, accompaniment and jazz (Tiit Lauk). The course takes place in groups including individual supervising. Both active and observing participation in the lessons is commendatory for the students. Important in the course is involvement in the process, group discussions, teachers' advice and development of self-reflection competencies of the students. Independent work on digital pianos includes training and solving practical, creative and improvisational tasks and introducing them in group lessons.
Independent work
Independent work includes training and solving practical, creative and improvisational tasks and introducing them in group lessons.
Learning outcomes in the course
After passing the course, the student:
- knows important possibilities of digital pianos and is able to apply them on a basic level to composing and improvising being also able to pedagogically conceptualize and teach them;
- knows important principles of composing and (free) improvisation and is able to apply them on digital pianos on a basic level in one's creative activity being also able to pedagogically conceptualize and teach them;
- knows important jazz and accompaniment principles and is able to apply them on digital pianos on a basic level in one's creative activity being also able to pedagogically conceptualize and teach them.
Assessment methods
Exam (grading assessment) consisting of three seminar exams (grading assessment).
Teacher
Tiit Lauk, PhD; Avo Ulvik, MA; Gerhard Lock MA
Study literature
I Digitaalklaverid/Digital pianos (Avo Ulvik)
Gilreath, P. (2010). The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4e. London: Taylor & Francis Group.
III Improvisatsioon, saatekujundus ja džäss/Improvisation, accompaniment and jazz (Tiit Lauk)
Lauk, T. (2005). Džässimprovisatsiooni õpperaamat. ARGO kirjastus. Lauk, T. (2012). Pop- ja džässiliku saatekujunduse A-B-C. ARGO kirjastus.
II Helilooming ja improvisatsioon/Composition and improvisation (Gerhard Lock)
Lock, G. (2016). Consciousness, error, intuition. Insights into the process of musical improvisation. D. Psaltopoulu, N. Zafranas (Eds), Creative Arts Interconnection - Paideia – Therapy (Proceedings of the 4th International Conference CAIPT 2015, March 19–22, 2015), Thessaloniki: Aristoteles Universitu Thessaloniki [in print].
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