Composing for Improvisers (Philipp RĆ¼ttgers)

Module code
M-JP-CFI
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Theory Classes
Credits
3
Group size
6
Number of course weeks
30
Class duration
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
30 hours
Study load
54 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to second year of Bachelor phase.
Competencies
See Competencies Matrix.
Aims
Developing arranging skills.
Relation to other modules
Related to the other Theory modules.
Content
Students bring in their own compositions.
All participanting students give feedback and there will be talk about alternatives and choices of notes, chords, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation etc.
Usually most important is to find the strongest idea of a composition and how to develop it further.
The lecturer will bring some examples of existing compositions or originals to show the students examples.
Sometimes the lecturer will instantly compose to give the participants an idea how to work and what to focus on.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group classes.
Material & Tools
Produced on-the-spot.
Student activity
n/a

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Criteria
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory".
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of both semesters. Assessment at the end of the autumn semester is formative and expressed in terms of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It indicates a student's progress in this module. No ECs are awarded and there is no resit. Modules can only be absolved, and ECs awarded, after the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and assignments.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Class on composing, where the lecturer as well as the participating students give feedback on compositions and there will be talk about alternatives and choices of notes, chords, harmony, rhythm, instrumentation etc.