Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Basso Continuo 3120/3300/2425/1/90
Study guide

Basso Continuo 3

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Harpsichord within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Agsteribbe Frank, Bernolet Korneel, Demeyere Ewald
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


previously registered for Basso Continuo 2.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student acquires theoretical knowledge of the various styles and periods.
1.2 The student can make music in various styles.
The student knows the stylistic elements of the entire repertoire.
2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student masters basso continuo techniques (the function of basso continuo, chord progressions and positions, the reading of figures, knowledge of keys, playing from facsimiles, etc).
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student translates this acquired knowledge from continuo treatises into practice.

Course content

Read the vade mecum Keyboard instruments.
* Mastery of basso continuo techniques (basso continuo function, chord connections and positions, number reading, key knowledge, facsimile playing...)
* Practical style study of the entire repertoire
* Practical application of knowledge from historical sources and treatises to achieve historically informed performance. This forms the student into an independent musician.
* Interaction with other musicians

Study material (text): Mandatory

Basso Continuo lessons take place in the beautiful museum Vleeshuis and are taught on the magisterial original harpsichord by Ioannes Daniel Dulcken from 1747. In addition, the conservatory owns two fine harpsichords, one by Michael Johnson (after Goermans) and one by Jan Boon (after an anonymous Italian instrument from around 1750).

If available, the manuscript, first edition or 'Urtext' should be used as a score Historical treatises and sources
Secondary literature
Specialised journals (Early Music, Bach-Jahrbuch, Journal of Musicology,...)
Articles on the internet

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours75,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment50,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00