Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Harmony and Counterpoint - subsidiary course 1373/3300/2425/1/59
Study guide

Harmony and Counterpoint - subsidiary course 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Thys Peter, Van Kerkhoven Joost, Weytjens Stephan
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student can devise a four-voice setting (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) according to functional tonal harmony rules, in which the bass and soprano parts are given.
The student completes harmony exercises, paying attention to melodic line, progression techniques, modulation from the 1st degree, cadences and choice and functionality of chords.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student eliminates specific shortcomings and deficiences by means of the individual assignments.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student can recognise chords (root position, sixth chords, cadential 6-4 chords) and can use them functionally.

Course content

Read the vademecum.
The Harmony & Counterpoint Subsidiary course pays particular attention to the vertical aspect of writing: recognizing and being able to use all chords functionally.

Content LEVEL I:
- Triads: root chord, sixt chord, cadential fourth-sixt chord
- Modulations

Study material (text): Mandatory

E. Geeurickx, Functional Harmony, Part 1, supplemented by own course materials and exercises.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series70,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)30,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00