In this single 5 ECTS credit module, students will learn how to use chord symbol charts
and provide piano accompaniment in a wide range of modern settings such as:
Jazz, pop and rock music bands
The module caters for both beginners and more experienced pianists who would like to move away from fully
written sheet music and develop a pianistic shorthand for various settings. Though this is an introductory
module, a basic level of general musical theory/competence is desirable.
12 live tutorials of 1 hour in duration will take place weekly which are fully online. Resources and recorded presentations will be available on Moodle afterwards
The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per week.
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Basic chordal nomenclature and theory
Using chord charts or real books.
Learn a basic jazzy accompaniment style and theory using the root, 3rd, and 7th of chords.
Learn a basic pop/rock accompaniment style using triadic chord-voicings.
Introducing the use of rhythm in accompaniment; including examples of various popular styles.
Perform basic accompaniments and/or arrangements using all of the skills learnt during the module.
A basic level of general musical competence.
This module has been designed in line with the Teaching Council‘s requirements for the curricular subject of Music which specifies the study of piano-keyboard. It is the responsibility of each individual applicant to confirm his/her registration requirements with the Teaching Council.
This module will also equip students with useful piano accompaniment skills, which can be employed in a wide range of professional settings.