Rhythm Lab Music Theater (John Sonderen)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Theory
Group size
5 plus
Number of course weeks
Class duration
One 75-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
25 hours
Study load
33 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to third year of Bachelor phase.
A sound knowledge of Dutch is required.
See Competencies Matrix.
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
Group classes.
Material & Tools
Student activity

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.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is awarded a minimum grade of 5.5 at the end of the second semester.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of the module, and comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lessons and public performances.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

This module is about creating theatrical rhythm compositions.