Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Practical Harmony and Improvisation - subsidiary course 1528/3300/2425/1/91
Study guide

Practical Harmony and Improvisation - subsidiary course 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
  • Bridging Programme Instrumental
  • Preparatory Programme Music & Performing Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Senden Yves
Other teaching staff: Bernolet Korneel, Braeckman Hendrik, Demeyere Ewald, De Raedt Sterre, De Splenter Maarten, Malaise Jeroen, Van Kerkhoven Joost, Willems Carlo
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: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student can use characteristics of style (tailored to the specifics and repertoire of the instrument) when improvising. The styles can be: atonality, extended tonality, modality, jazz, tonal.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student possesses an elementary understanding of stuctured thinking.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student can play a minimum of two improvisations.

Course content

Read the vademecum.
Students receive basic Practical Harmony training. Its content leans towards traditional aspects on the one hand: acquiring skills in playing basic chord progressions, harmonising melodies, theme with variations, simple transposition and improvisation. On the other hand, there remains room for a more integrated approach. A selection is made from the range of possible working methods (see Vademecum Algemene Muzikale Vorming).

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
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic 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)

Assessment is based on a six-month skills test (50% of the points) and a skills test at the end of the academic year (50% of the points).