SOCIEDADE DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM PERFORMANCE DE MÚSICA CONTEMPORÂNEA (o colégio da especialidade de performance da academia)
SOCIEDADE DO CARLOFONE (EDUCAÇÃO PELA MÚSICA) (o colégio da especialidade de educação musical da Academia)


-These specialist musical societies were created by, and for the Academy-

Membros Candidatos e Fellows:
Os membros candidatos inscrevem-se na associação profissional de músicos (o C.I.). Fellows ficam inscritos na respetiva sociedade de especialistas, dependendo da área escolhida no programa de CPD fellowship (formação avançada em performance ou educação pela música através das 3 revistas e CDs publicados anualmente).
A sigla usada para membros candidatos será Membro ALPMC. Para fellows da Sociedade de Investigação em Performance de Música Contemporânea a designação profissional será FPMC. Para fellows da Sociedade do Carlofone – Educação pela Música, será FPMC(EM).
Aos fellows é emitida uma carta de inscrição de Fellow e um certificado de Formação Avançada, sob a autoridade da respetiva sociedade científica e do conselho paritário, com menção à especialidade musical defendida, abordada no ensaio académico e aprovada para publicação do resumo. O Fellowship (Formação Avançada) é certificado pela ALPMC - CI (a entidade editora internacional que resultou da criação de uma Academia Nacional para Performers da Música) para que os detentores possam usufruir da Certificação da Especialidade adquirida, em benefício da sua atividade profissional. É obrigatório que a especialidade escolhida seja uma das que foram abordadas no curso acreditado de especialização em popular music. O Fellowship é uma certificação adicional à especialização, o qual pretende ser o padrão 'ouro' na formação avançada (pós-graduada) de músicos profissionais independentemente de possuirem ou não um curso superior de música, e também para professores de música que possuam a licenciatura.
Anadia, 2 de Agosto de 2019
Prof. Dr. Carlos Viegas
Fundador e Presidente da Direção ALPMC - CI

Society Journals of Academia Livre de PMC-Conservatório Interativo (FLPMC Collections and Training, Professional Certificate and Graduate Programmes)
Forming the 2 Specialist Music Societies for over 40 Specialties and 15 Subjects
(A list of our specialties is published at the bottom of this page)

The 2 official scientific societies (specialist colleges) for publishing journals, organizing lectures on Lusophone music, and supporting early career researchers.
Upon acceptance in the Fellowship level training (i.e., 9 months of Advanced Training) the graduate-trainee will be awarded the membership of Fellow with 1 of the 2 official Scientific Societies (specialist colleges) of "Real" Academia Livre de Performers de Música Contemporânea - Conservatório Interativo.

The professional designation of FPMC or FPMC(EM) may be used and the candidate receives a Certificate of Advanced Training (non stipend) for the dissertation assessment, confirming the candidate's music specialty, for recording this high achievement. (please note that this is a professional title and membership for ALPMC-CI Certificate or PgCert (3-part programme); our fellowship training does Not lead to an accredited course of study (i.e., not rated for credit) - it is an official form of Specialist Certification in one specific musical area (or musical style or performing technique) that is preceded by the 2 accredited Academy's qualifications (3 stages) of Performer in Popular Music (i.e., the pre-requisites).

'Research in Contemporary Music Performance' Journal is one of the 2 official bodies (journals) of the Academy Scientific Societies and aims to publish abstracts of practitioner research essays. 'Carlophone - Advanced Training in Education through Music' Journal is the other journal. The 2 official Scientific Societies (specialist colleges) have an international Journal with an Editorial Board - these 2 editorial boards together originated the so called 'Peer Council'.

The Journal 'Research in Contemporary Music Performance' is a scientific practitioner-type biannual publication that publishes academic essays of music practitioners, music manuscripts and music specialty concepts.
The scientific journal in PMC also accepts dissertations from Fellow-trainees in English or Portuguese for peer-review and editorial feedback, and publishes abstracts. 

The Fellow Member can submit articles for publication in the journal of the specialist college where the fellow is registered.

The Fellowship Support (non stipend or bursary) is an opportunity at no cost, only available to Members to obtain CPD Advanced Training (Professional Development at postgraduate degree level) in music performance/music analysis research (depending on the specialist college) to acquire other specialized knowledge and research-based expertise that was not acquired during the externally accredited Programme of Continuing and Specialized Education in Popular Music.

The Fellowship Training Certification is not awarded by a college or university, or certified by a regulatory body for teaching in higher education. We have included them as a service from our specialist societies for academy members that graduate from the chartered and externally accredited ALPMC-CI Cert. or PgCert. of Performer in Popular Music (delivered by the 'Interactive Conservatory' tutorial system) who might be looking for additional experience in the field of practitioner music research (performance or education). It is required to become a Member of the Academy to register for Fellowship Training in Research. There are no fees for these fellowship programmes.

Umbrella Entity (i.e., chartered) made up of 3 professional bodies: Academia Livre de Performers de Música Contemporânea - Conservatório Interativo, Portugal
CPD Training: Dissertation Assessment for Fellowship in Contemporary Music Performance or in Education through Music (non bursary/non stipend)
The pre-requisite accredited musical training: Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate of Performer in Popular Music
Recognition: the candidate receives the additional Fellowship Certification and becomes registered as a Fellow member in 1 of the 2 specialist colleges (colleges for fellows). This advanced training and membership is preceded by an approved (and externally accredited) higher level continuing education qualification. The FPMC or FPMC(EM) title will be granted after the approval of an academic essay of independent research in 1 musical specialty or specific performing technique (out of 40 available) at postgraduate degree level (beyond a university vocational degree or bachelor degree). Guidance on preparing the research paper will be provided initially but no tutoring or moderation will be given after this. The aim and objective is producing independent research work that will be judged by our Peer Council before being published in the appropriate society journal. An high quality of academic writing and presentation is expected. The candidate's own approach of writing, improvising or arranging music will be assessed as well as its analytical and historical contextualization within 1 musical specialty chosen by the candidate. A few ideas for writing a research proposal are given in the middle of this website page. As a general rule the word-counting limit is up to 10.000 words for this academic essay (specialist dissertation). A research proposal should be received before the full essay research work to determine if the subject or topic approched fits one of our society Journals.

Publicação de Ensaios-Manuscritos:

A publicação dependerá do blind referee (avaliação anónima) de dois (double) especialistas na área respetiva, membros do Conselho Paritário formado pelos 2 orgãos editoriais das Revistas especializadas, sendo 1 dos especialistas o próprio editor e outro um avaliador externo. O Editor da Revista 'Investigação em Performance de Música Contemporânea' e da Revista 'Carlofone - Formação Avançada em Educação pela Música', reserva-se no direito de não publicar os resumos das dissertações a que os Conselhos Editoriais, os quais nomearão 1 revisor externo, não atribuam nível adequado ou que as monografias/ensaios não obedeçam às normas estabelecidas pela APA (American Psychological Association).

Fellow(s) will receive the letter of specialist at the Reception of the Interactive Conservatory@™ (education centre) and the 2 Societies (specialist colleges), taking place on the yearly meeting of the General Assembly in the Church of ‘São José das Taipas’ of the Royal Fellowship of ‘Almas de São José das Taipas’, in Porto, Portugal. When the trainee can not appear in person the letter will be sent by registered post to the address given on the enrollment form.

These biannual publications (print and online) are addressed to anyone who wants to read a music journal for leisure and/or professional purposes, and; Instrumental music teachers and professional performers around Europe and even outside the continent, can take the Journal's Fellowship (Non-stipend or bursary), by submitting a professional music dissertation in 1 specific musical specialty. This Fellowship (Advanced CPD) only accepts essays approved by the editor, and these will be selected and passed-on for peer-revision to our Peer Council formed by the 2 Journal Editorial Boards, and subsequent publication in one of our 2 practitioner journals upon acceptance.

Membership requirements and pre-requisites:
For enrolling on this CPD Fellowship (for ALPMC-CI 'graduates') and participate in a Fellowship you must Donate the Academy for 1 year of Membership (receiving a total of 8 advantages) and produce a practitioner research dissertation at postgraduate level standard, showing evidence of your continuing professional development in 1 music specialty of your choice. The minimum pre-requisite for Fellowship is the completion of our academically approved programme: the 3-part Professional and Graduate level Certificate continuing education and specialised training.

Please note that 'Research in PMC' is a practitioner-type journal for professional performing musicians, which publishes essays, opinion articles, abstracts, music manuscripts and specialist music concepts, and it is not a generalist academic journal.

A certificate of Fellow in 1 music specialty may be sent by registered post from the Academy Secretariat to successful fellow-trainees that produce an essay and abstract of equal standard to the ones encountered in most practitioner journal publications, in the case when they are not able to attend (if living outside Portugal) the Academy's Reception to take place in Porto 1 time each year or every 2 years (the standard expected can be found in the RILM Abstracts - please click here for the website) - you must follow APA academic writing style. The musical performance event usually takes place at the Roman Catholic Church 'São José das Taipas' of the Royal Fellowship, and starts with a brief speech. A short musical recital should be given by the Fellowship Certification Candidate and the certificate is then awarded after the event. A panel of 1 or 2 professional musicians from the Academy will be present to give feedback on the recital.

The journal publishes high quality abstracts of music practitioners.
Basic academic writing skills are necessary to obtain prior editorial approval.
This is an opportunity to gain some research experience.

This Fellowship level opportunity is considered the 7th membership benefit and is becoming the international 'gold standard' for professional Popular Music Performers. And it will count on a CV or Resumé for your education and training, for confirming that you are an highly trained solo music performer in 3 music specialties.

Guidelines for research essays in areas accepted by the international journal:
Areas covered/accepted for the required independent research essay
1. Music Performance Techniques (i.e., technical issues of any plucked-string instrument);
2. Improvisation or/and Extemporisation (i.e., non-jazz/baroque and popular/jazz);
3. Arranging and Composition in any contemporary popular music/jazz specialties (out of 40 in total);
4. History of Popular Music in any contemporary popular music/jazz specialties (i.e., the genesis, origin, development and influences of a chosen musical style or popular music era, and the incorporation of a new/original technique/approach by the candidate).

Example of items to be addressed in a essay
History of Jazz Music up to the Swing Era
Genesis: jazz is Afro-American music brought from the African slaves to the America, who were forced to learn classical-type music from European dances, but introducing the syncopation to melody notes. Cakewalk and ragtime was the 1st music of the XIX century under this classification. 
Origin: Jazz originated in New Orleans, USA, in the XIX century, with music of the black and white men played together, which was called Dixieland. This was the 1st time that black and white musicians played together in a band setting. They were made, mostly of amateur musicians.
Development: dixieland and Hot Jazz styles were developed until the 30s of the XX century with Dixie and hot jazz bands, and it became an industry for professional musicians, firstly, in Chicago. Later, in 1932, the Swing Era has begin with the Ellington’s jazz hit ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’.
Influences: the Swing was influenced by ragtime and Dixieland musicians, and the hot jazz bands and western swing bands influenced the first swingers in the Duke Ellington and Count Basie big bands.
Incorporating a musical technique/concept/idea: for example, re-arranging Cakewalk type melodies in minor 3rds, and altered harmonies for atonal improvisation.
(Candidates must produce and provide appropriate figures of sheet music, demonstrating and supporting the argument).
The example above it is not an actual essay proposal for the fellowship. It is only to introduce future trainees to the type of items that must be addressed for any chosen topic, and what these items mean. The musical technique/concept purposed must be to an appropriate standard (i.e., postgraduate level) - An APA Standard formatting style is used.

This Journal is the official body of the Society of Research in PMC of the Academy. A Fellow in our context is advocated as being a certified specialist in 1 musical specialty. This aims to publishing the most innovative Research for the Professional Development of Teachers and Performers to gain additional experience and expertise for their careers and CV prospects or resumé.
Our journals are also good for Amateurs and Music Enthusiasts to collect the academy societies music journal numbers & volumes and reading it for leisure and cultural purposes, even if they are not trained as musicians or music teachers.

Any member wishing to submit an article or dissertation essay (i.e., an essay with dissertation/thesis writing style) for inclusion in the Journal, must receive approval for abstract publication. Copyright permission must be obtained from the member/author prior to the publication. The essential guidelines for producing an article for abstract publication are described in our Journal. For submitting an article you MUST be enrolled in Fellowship.

Print edition ISSN 2183-024X | On-line edition ISSN 2183-1971

To publish articles and music manuscripts which contribute to knowledge in contemporary music performance, particularly for 21 musical specialties and arrangements of music up to the 30’s, and including the post-30's swing.

Title of journal:
Investigação em Performance de Música Contemporânea

A semesterly publication (march and september)
VOLUMES 01 & 02 (2013-2014) and 03 & 04 (2015-2016) were published with the FLPMC Collections (Editions 1-6 of the Collections)

NOTE: The following journal issues are NOT available for sale to any third party.
These journal issues are FREE of charge to Members and Certification Trainees.

New Journal Issues NOW AVAILABLE:
At least 2 Volumes Covered each year

1-4. VOLUMES 05 & 06, Issues 01 and 02 of 2017 (1-2 Print and 3-4 Online)

5-10. VOLUMES 07 & 08-9, Issues 01 and 02 of 2018 (5-6-7 Print and 8-9-10 Online)

11. Poster of Communication 'A Teoria da Aprendizagem para Guitarra Jazz: ensino vs tutoria; um sistema interativo de tutorial e vídeo (assíncrono) 
Presented at the University Fernando Pessoa Research Days 2017 

12. Article 'A Teoria da Aprendizagem para Guitarra Jazz: ensino vs tutoria; um sistema interativo de tutorial e vídeo (assíncrono) 
Presented at the University Fernando Pessoa Research Days 2017

Print edition ISSN 2184-5433 | On-line edition ISSN 2184-6022


Title of journal:
'Carlofone' - Formação Avançada em Educação pela Música

An annual publication (june)

NOTE: The following journal issues are NOT available for sale to any third party.
These journal issues are FREE of charge to Members and Certification Trainees.

New Journal Issues NOW AVAILABLE:
At least 1 Number Covered each year

1-2. NUMBER 01, 2019 (Print and Online editions)

Some pages of the 2019 online edition:

Musical societies
The Free Academy of Contemporary Music Performance, Portugal (the Free Academy of PMC-Interactive Conservatory@™ : A.L.PMC-C.I.) is the coordinating body for the Graduate Musical College in Portugal, which also serves professional musicians (with or without a degree) and teachers from any other Southern European country. We set standards for the way professional musicians and teachers are trained and monitored throughout their careers. We welcome trainees outside Southern Europe and even outside Europe for the graduate programme, but cannot accept candidates that are not residents in the Southern European area (our target population) for research fellowships. The 'Graduate Conservatory generated 2 societies (oficial bodies) and administers them as separate Sections on the Academy’s institutional organigram. The 2 societies will be launched soon.

*Please note that Music Performance is not a regulated profession. The profession that is regulated is Teaching and the Interactive Conservatory sets the standards for Initial and Continuing Teacher Training in Music for over 40 specialties and 15 different subjects.

May of 2019
Board Chairman, Professor Carlos Viegas
ALPMC-CI, Portugal
The above information is subject to approval on the next general assembly meeting, in the agenda of 2020.

The 40 Musical Specialties with rhythm playing & comping techniques
Popularizing any traditional musical style (dozens of styles) from all countries of the European Continent and Portuguese, Spanish and English-Speaking Countries adapted to the following 40 specialties, using standardized sheet music from the Academy with common musical forms and structures.
Semínima e Colcheia-Colcheia – Semínima, Colcheia-Colcheia ligadura Colcheia-Colcheia e Semínima – Baixo Tónica, Semínima(Acorde), 5ª Tónica e Semínima(Acorde)
12-Bar Shuffle Feels (colcheia com ponto, semicolcheia)
Using Power Chords with shuffle feels and guitar distortion. Rhythm Playing Patterns and Riff Patterns of famous Rock songs.
Fado Comping for Portuguese Folk Music:
Baixo Tónica, Semínima(Acorde em rasgado), 5ª Tónica e Semínima(Acorde em rasgado) – Baixo Tónica, Semíma(Acorde em rasgado), 2ª, 3ª (baixos ascendentes) – Baixo Tónica, Semínima(Acorde em rasgado), 7ª, 6ª (baixos descendentes)
Música Popular Portuguesa:
Tónica (semínima), Acorde (semi), Acorde (semi)
Tónica (colcheia), Acorde (colcheia), 5ª (colcheia), Acorde (colcheia)
Cakewalk Dance:
Dance tunes with stride guitar technique of bass thumb in the style of Blake and Aguado
The same as for Cakewalk but under a compound time
Tónica (colcheia), 3ª (colcheia), 5ª (colcheia), 3ª (colcheia) – melodia em ‘swang’
Western Swing:
Semínima Fraco, Semínima Forte, Semínima Fraco, Semínima Forte
Hot Jazz:
Colcheia com ponto-semicolcheia, semínima
O mesmo do Western Swing mas com substituições, incluindo acordes alterados
Religious songs with jazz or blues substitutions and feels
Samba Feel for Brazilian Folk Music:
Colcheia com ponto, Colcheia com ponto, semicolcheia, pausa de semicolcheia, Colcheia com ponto, Colcheia com ponto, Colcheia
Bossa Nova Feel for Brazilian Folk Music:
Semínima, Colcheia, Colcheia, Colcheia, Semínima, Colcheia (alternando entre o baixo e o acorde)
Villa Lobos fingerstyle technique of Estude nº1 or another technique
Baroque/Analysis and Extemporization:
The Music of Bach
Stride Guitar:
Thumb-Bass Rhythm with Arpeggiate Chords and Melody line, or Walking Bass-Chord Comping and Melody line
Harmonisation and Re-Harmonisation:
Sacred Jazz:
Sacred Concerts of Duke Ellington
Intermediate and Advanced Improvisation:
Sweep Picking and Legato:
Legato with Pick Tapped Harmonics:
Sweep Fingerstyle (developed by Carlos Viegas for Classical and Acoustic Guitar playing):
Carlophone playing (a musical instrument invented by Carlos Viegas):
Fusion concepts (harmonization and advanced improvisation) arranged for any tune
Stride Guitar with Foot Drumming:
Use appropriate Concepts and Chords in conjunction with the suggestions above.
Ensemble Performance:
Metropolitan Orchestra Performance:
As an Orchestra Virtuoso Soloist or with ‘The Interactive Man-Orchestra’ or ‘The Man-Symphony’
Instrumental Solo, Ensemble and Orchestral Arranging:
World Music:
Pentatonic and Blues Scales Improvisation (combining different scales for each chord):
Basic Percussive Guitar:

Especialidade 39
Forma e Estrutura Musical 
Tempo - 100bpm
Métrica - 4/4
| Intro (A) | Verso (AAAx2) | Chorus (AAA) | Solo ou Improviso (AAx2) |
| Verso (AAA'x2) | Chorus (AAAx2) | Coda (A) |

As partes memorizam-se ou escrevem-se numa pauta tipo ‘lead sheet’.

Especialidade 40
Músico Profissional de Serviço

Formas musicais comuns:
Typical song forms are the strophic form (AAA), 32-bar form (AABA), verse-chorus form (AB), 12-bar blues form (AAB) or ternary form (ABA).

Estrutura estandardizada para Músicos de Serviço:
(estruturas estandardizadas não necessariamente iguais às versões originais ou álbuns)
Intro (pre-count, anacrusa, ou 4 a 8 compassos do “A” - ou sem intro)
Tema (forma musical x2 – algumas formas têm um ‘bridge’ (C), outras não))
Solo/Improviso (forma musical x4)
Tema (forma musical x2)
Coda ou Fine (acorde "I", ou acordes "V-I"), ou Turnaround de finalização e Fine (x2 ou x3)