Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Accordion practice 130865/2806/2223/1/34
Study guide

Accordion practice 1

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion within Music
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Accordion (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Senden Yves
Other teaching staff: Mariën Ludo, Proot Stephanie
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2022 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

group class

Prerequisite competencies (text)

The student will master the learning objectives of the previous course unit Practical Harmony and Improvisation 3.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student can play a sonata together with a melody instrument, without having to write out the grade
The student plays prima vista from different styles, genres and notations (solo as well as accompanying singers, other instrumentalists, etc...).
The student can perform reduction/particle playing under supervision from different styles and genres (e.g. string quartet, choir, orchestra, etc...).
Under supervision the student can perform transposition from different styles and genres (using recurring chord progressions - from chaconne to jazz standard).
The student can improvise from different styles using modes, chord progressions, motivic processing, free from style clichés, free in combination with another discipline (dance, theatre).
The student reads calculated (and uncoded) basses from literature (= real music).
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
Under supervision the student can apply his acquired insight in music (historical) context to and combine it with skills such as prima vista playing, reduction, transposition and improvisation within the Accordion practice.
Under supervision, the student links the analytical skills to the subject content and skills within the Accordion practice. 
The student applies the acquired skills and knowledge under supervision in his daily music practice and study.
The student acquires knowledge of and insight into more complex forms and structures within the components prima vista, reduction, transposition and improvisation, with an emphasis on different genres and techniques. 

Course content

Read the Vademecum Keyboard instrument
Scales, cadences, prima vista playing, accompaniment techniques, accompaniment styles, improvisation, folk song paraphrases, transposition, orchestral reductions, basso continuo playing, chorales, instrument knowledge, project work

Study material (text): Mandatory

No course material. The teacher brings materials to each lesson.

The instrument must meet the following requirements:
- double 8 feet flat tuned / double 8 feet floating tuned;
- with M II / with M II and M III;
- button instrument recommended (piano keyboard is allowed);
- use of several instruments (flat and floating) is recommended.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Sight-reading 50%, transposition 25%, score reading 25%