Composition and Improvisation on Digital Piano
Course code
KUM6227.FK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Harmoonia ja saate kujundus digiklaveril
Course title in English
Composition and Improvisation on Digital Piano
ECTS credits
3.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
30
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2018/2019  Autumn semester
Hain Hõlpus (eesti keel)
lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Getting to know the principles of harmony and the design of accompaniment on digital piano on the basis of contemporary styles of beat music.
Brief description of the course
To introduce basics of harmonizing different styles of beat music, their relations to classical harmony and modes of piano accompaniment when playing solo or with an ensemble.
Independent work
Independent work requires students to practice and analyze the works presented at the exam.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student knows and is able to use practically:
I The basics of functional harmony
II System of chord symbols when harmonizing pop and jazz tunes
III To create relations on classic and contemporary beat music harmony
IV Accompaniment factures on different styles of music (slow beat, beat, swing, latin, oom-pah)
V The possibilities of digital pianos on accompaniment design
Assessment methods
Exam
Teacher
Hain Hõlpus MA
Study literature
Klassikaline harmoonia/ classical harmony
Eespere, R. (2010). Prima Volta? Õpik/Käsiraamat muusikalise
kuulmise arendamiseks [An Ear Training Textbook for Musicians].
Tallinn: EMTA.
Kotta, K. (2016). Harmooniaõpik (algajatele) [Harmony Guide (for
beginners)]. Tallinn: Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia [ilmumisel].
Leo Semlek (2002). Klassikalise harmoonia lühiõpik I [Short Guide to
Classical Harmony]. Tallinn.
Džässharmoonia ja saatekujundus/Jazz harmony and
accompaniment
Virgo Sillamaa (2014) Rütmimuusika teooria / TÜ Viljandi
Kultuuriakadeemia/
Lauk, T. (2005). Džässimprovisatsiooni õpperaamat. [Jazz
Improvisation Study Book]. ARGO kirjastus.
Lauk, T. (2012). Pop- ja džässiliku saatekujunduse A-B-C. [ABC of
Pop-Jazz Accompaniment] ARGO kirjastus.
Digiklaver/Digital Piano
Gilreath, P. (2010). The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4e. London:
Taylor & Francis Group.
Replacement literature
Klassikaline harmoonia/ classical harmony
Sori, E. (1984). Harmoonia. Õppevahend [Harmony. Teaching
Material]. Tallinn: Eesti ENSV Kõrg- ja keskhariduse ministeerium,
Teaduslik-metoodiline kabinet.
Džässharmoonia ja saatekujundus/Jazz harmony and
accompaniment
Aerbersold, J. (2000). How to play the jazz and improvise. Jamey
Aebersold Jazz.
Sergei Pedersen (2011) Vaba fraas ja improvisatsioon. SP Muusika
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