Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC434806 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 作曲4
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Subject Name in
Composition 4
トクナガ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-8:EDU F311
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
This class may be conducted online depending on the spread of coronavirus infection. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Arts
Eligible Students Program in Music Culture Education, Curriculum development for elementary education
Keywords Arrangement, music theory, accompaniment, chord progression, orchestration 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This class is located at the basic stage of the program with the aim of learning the arrangement techniques that are indispensable for practicing middle and high school music classes. 
Criterion referenced
Music Culture Education
(Professional Skills)
・To acquire both basic and advanced technical skills concerning music education in secondary education. In addition, to acquire abilities related to other practical subjects.
・To acquire practical abilities including instruction, planning, proposal, and presentation abilities concerning life-long education and musical culture. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this class, you will learn more practical arrangement methods based on what you learned in composition 1-3. In the first half (odd number) of the two consecutive frames, various chords used in popular music etc. are explained, and in the second half (even number), the orchestration is explained, and each of them is asked to submit an arrangement work. At the 15th time, the above two works will be auditioned (performances will be shared by the students).  
Class Schedule lesson 01: Orchestration ①
lesson 02: Reharmonize ①
lesson 03: Orchestration ②
lesson 04: Reharmonize ②
lesson 05: Orchestration ③
lesson 06: Reharmonize ③
lesson 07: Orchestration ④
lesson 08: Reharmonize ④
Lesson 09: Orchestration ⑤
Lesson 10: Reharmonize ⑤
Lesson 11: Orchestration ⑥
Lesson 12: Reharmonize ⑥
Lesson 13: Orchestration ⑦
Lesson 14: Reharmonize ⑦
Lesson 15: Summary

Submission of music score, trial performance 
A teacher in charge prepares for and provides original teaching materials based on the following publications. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Laptop, music notation software "MuseScore" (free)  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Homework is assigned almost every time in this class. Please download the handouts of the absent students from the class web and prepare for the next class. 
Requirements You are required to download the score creation software "Musescore" (free of charge) and check the basic operation method. 
Grading Method The submitted work will be evaluated on a scale of 100 points. The following is a guideline for evaluation.
100-90 points: Hide, 89-80 points: Excellent, 79-70 points: Good, 69-60 points: Yes, 59 points or less: No
If you are absent more than 5 times, your grade will be "absent". 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it As a professional composer, the teacher is engaged in various composition and arrangement activities centered on contemporary music. He draws on his knowledge and presents his research methods with the help of more practical composition and arrangement techniques. 
Message It is desirable to take "Composer Basic Research I / II" and "Composer 1-3". 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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