Theory and Practice (Rik Cornelissen)

Module code
M-JP-TAD
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Practical Theory Classes
Credits
1
Group size
Unlimited
Number of course weeks
5
Class duration
90 minutes per session
Total contact hours
7.5 hours
Study load
20 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
The student has completed the first year.
Competencies
See Competencies Matrix.
Aims
This course tends to merge the theoretical and practical approach to music and will provide a moment for reflection on one’s own musical practice.
Relation to other modules
All the modules.
Content
This course tends to merge the theoretical and practical approach to music and will provide a moment for reflection on one’s own musical practice. Therefore, it challenges you to step away from the practical aspects of being a musician and engage your profession with openness and new insights. Focusing on broad terms (such as ‘Improvisation’, ‘Interaction & communication’, ‘Embodiment’, ‘Time and timing’, ‘Psychoacoustics’), insights through scientific literature will be given and function as a starting point for questioning, re-inventing and deepening your own musical practice. At the end of each session, we discuss how these new perspectives might influence your practice.

Topics:
Improvisation;
Interaction & communication;
Embodiment (being a performer);
Psychoacoustics (perception of music, harmony in particular);
Time & Timing.
Mode(s) of instruction
5 meetings, consisting of lectures and discussion.
Material & Tools
n/a
Student activity
Participation, evaluation per session.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Attendance plus handing in a written evaluation.
Criteria
Minimum class attendance of 80% is compulsory and an explicit pass criterion.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory".
Examination procedure
Attendance is being registered. Evaluations are handed in.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

This course tends to merge the theoretical and practical approach to music and will provide a moment for reflection on one’s own musical practice.