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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Scottish Ethnology

Undergraduate Course: The Highland Bagpipe: History, Context and Performance (SCET08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn introduction to the history and performance of the Great Highland Bagpipe for Visiting Students. Students will learn basic playing technique through weekly group tuition sessions, and will study the history, development and cultural context of the bagpipe in its international setting.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students must supply own practice chanter - available from department at a cost of 55
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNo specific prerequisites.

**Space in this course is limited, therefore entry is strictly controlled and monitored by the CHSS Visiting Student Office. Please refer all interested students to the VSO, 3rd Floor, DHT or ask them to email us at HSSvisitingstudents@ed.ac.uk for availability.**
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  10
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 35 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Presentation of a completed learning diary (25%)
One 2-hour written examination (35%)
One practical performance assessment (40%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Academic year 2016/17, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  10
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 35 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 40 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Presentation of a completed learning diary (25%)
One 2-hour written examination (35%)
One practical performance assessment (40%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of the cultural influences and historical events which influenced the development of the music of the great Highland bagpipe as an art form;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the key genres of bagpipe music, placing these in their historical and cultural context;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the key current issues in the performance of the music of the great Highland bagpipe, along with an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and historical influences on the music and its current performance contexts;
  4. demonstrate basic musical skills in relation to the great Highland bagpipe, using the starter instrument, the practice chanter;
  5. demonstrate critical reflection on the work undertaken in practical classes, relating this where appropriate to the cultural, historical and contextual study being undertaken.
Reading List
The following key texts are recommended:
Cheape, H (2008) Bagpipes: a National Collection of a National Instrument. (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland)
Dickson, J (2009) The Highland Bagpipe: Music, History, Tradition. (Farnham: Ashgate)
Donaldson. W (2000) The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society 1750-1950. (East Lothian: Tuckwell Press)
West, G (2012) Voicing Scotland: Folk, Culture, Nation (Edinburgh: Luath)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements **Space in this course is limited, therefore entry is strictly controlled and monitored by the CHSS Visiting Student Office. Please refer all interested students to the VSO, 3rd Floor, DHT or ask them to email us at HSSvisitingstudents@ed.ac.uk for availability.**
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Gary West
Tel: (0131 6)50 4151
Email: Gary.West@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: Annie.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
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