Composing for Improvisers (Philipp Rüttgers)
Profile, extension and depth: Theory Classes
Number of course weeks
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to second year of Bachelor phase.
Developing arranging skills.
Relation to other modules
Related to the other Theory modules.
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
Material & Tools
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of each semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory".
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.
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.