Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
General Music Theory 172/3300/2425/1/10
Study guide

General Music Theory 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    • Compostion
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Abrath Edwig, Collier Tom
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: 180,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.5b The student recognises musical material on hearing it.
The student can sing a short, structured, simple melody which has been memorised.
The student can sing intervals in tune in a tonal context.
The student can fluently read a melody within a simple tonal and metrical context.
The student has motoric mastery of binary and ternary rhythms within a simple metrical context.

Course content

AML lessons are taught in two modules:

AML 1A: Intonation

- Training of internal imagination, both horizontally and vertically, using figure singing, modes and scales, intonation with alternating preludes, chords, alterations and progressions, and graphic interval exercises.
- Sight-reading tonal and dilated keys.
- Prima Vista singing.
- Three-part harmony, melodic-harmonic understanding, musical performance.

AML 1B: Rhythmics

- Rhythmic reading in three keys.
- Motor training.
- Measure and rhythm.

Additional weekly remedial lessons are also organised. Every student is obliged to take these remedial lessons, except those who are explicitly exempted by the teachers. These remedial lessons are also evaluated, the sub-point of which forms an integral part of the final result.

Read also the Vademecum

Study material (text): Mandatory

- Edlund: Modus Vetus
- Brandse: Prima Vista Zingen
- Kodaly: Tricinia: 29 progressive three-part songs
- Cauberghs: ritmisch oefenboek dl. 2
- Van Der Horst: Maat en Ritme dl. 2
- Dandelot: Manuel Pratique
- Lamarque/Goudard: D'une clé à l'autre

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

The assessment for AML (both modules) is entirely based on continuous assessment (25% per continuous assessment moment). Participation in the four permanent evaluation moments per module is necessary to pass the full course component.

The weekly remedial lessons are also subject to ongoing evaluation. These evaluations are dropped for those who were exempted from these lessons by the teacher at the beginning of the academic year. In all other cases, both evaluations (modules plus remedial lessons) are added together and count as the final overall result.

The student must obtain 50% of the marks or a mark of min. 10/20 on each module (both Intonation and Rhythmics) to pass the total course unit AML. In case of failure in one of the modules, the lowest partial mark becomes the mark for the entire course unit and the student is referred to the second examination opportunity for at least this module.

The student passes when he/she can realise the imposed programme with attention to metre, rhythm and intonation, demonstrating musicality.