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DE – Sept 2012 Creative Arts & Industries

Unit Number/s and Title Assignment Title: Personal Goals as a Session Musician

363 Session Musicia n
Functional Skills

English

Briefing Date: 26 Sept 2012 Review Dates: 17th October 2012 Final Assessment Date: 24th October 2012 Assessor/s: David Evans. Learners Name:

Submission Date: 24th October 2012

IV : Alex Forryan

Suggested Reading: Sher C — The New Real Book (Sher Music Co, 1988) Sher C — The New Real Book Volume 1: C and Vocal Version (Sher Music Co, 1998) Bricheno, T (2003) Pop Music: The Text Book Peters Edition Hjortek, H. (1998) Real Rock Book 1 Warner/Chappell Music Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate skills required to operate as a session musician and evaluate suitability to the role.
This task covers part of Unit 363 – Session Musician.

Assignment You must complete a short piece of writing discussing your personal goals in relation to a hypothetical funk/pop studio session. Ensure that you research the style to fully understand what is required. Within the essay you must discuss what is needed to be successful in such a session and then discuss some of your personal goals relating to these. You should focus on the things that you feel you need to improve on to become a successful studio musician; these could include technique, sight-reading and improvisation. Make sure you give reasons why.

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Tasks / Evidence / Submission Date Analyse personal goals in relation to the role of a session musician, implementing strategies relating to the following: a. Sound knowledge of the technical and musical requirements of the style/genre in question b. Responding to musical direction in relation to a specific brief c. Processing musical information quickly and efficiently d. Experience of live and studio performance environments Grading Criteria D.1Evidence clear and incisive analysis of a set of self-defined, realistic and achievable personal goals in relation to their aspirations and expectations as a session musician, for a specific performance. This will lead to the development of highly defined personal strategies for successful performance in the relevant, session environment. There will be no tutor input into this undertaking. M.1: Evidence clear analysis of a set of self-defined, realistic and achievable personal goals in relation to their aspirations and expectations as a session musician, for a specific performance. This will lead to the Evidence: Written Essay. 500 words Submission Date: development of well- defined personal strategies for successful performance in the relevant, session environment. There will be no tutor input into this undertaking. P.1: Evidence analysis of a set of self-defined, realistic and achievable personal goals in relation to their aspirations and expectations as a session musician, for a specific performance. This will lead to the development of personal strategies for successful performance in the relevant, session environment. There may be nominal tutor input into this undertaking. NYA WT Achieved

PLTS (Personal Learning & Thinking Skills) Key: IE – Independent Enquirers CT – Creative Thinkers Achieved: □ □

RL – Reflective Learners

TW – Team Workers

SM – Self-managers

EP – Effective Participators