Rhythm Lab Music Theater (John Sonderen)
Profile, extension and depth: Theory
Number of course weeks
One 75-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
Admitted to third year of Bachelor phase.
A sound knowledge of Dutch is required.
B1/B2 (click here
for an explanation).
Developing skills in rhythm.
Relation to other modules
Related to the theory and practical modules.
This module is about creating theatrical rhythm compositions. An example of the techniques used is body percussion, where percussive sounds are made on the body, which are then incorporated into our own choreographies. Another example is vocal percussion, where we write our own rhythmic lyrics, possibly with rapping. All combined with theatrical elements of course, and accompanied by self-played grooves. We will also discuss the fundamentals of ensemble accompaniment with small percussion, as well as the basics of African grooves and Brazilian samba. This module is perfect for students wanting to work on their rhythm skills with a fun, theatrical approach.
Bear in mind that this module is taught in Dutch!
Mode(s) of instruction
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents.
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Students are assessed at the end of the module, and comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and public performances.
This module is about creating theatrical rhythm compositions.