Module 03: Minor Instrument I

Module Description:

This Module has a duration of 2 Semesters and consists of two courses, Keyboard Harmony I and Rhythmic Training I (Body Percussion). The contact teaching time for each course is 90 minutes per week and is evaluated through graded practical exams at the end of each semester.

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will be able to play minor 7 chords, 7th chords, major 7 chords, half-diminished and suspended chords in simple progressions using minimal voicings (3 part) and correct voice-leading.
  • They will be able to voice these progressions correctly using the staff notation system.
  • They will develop a good grounding in rhythmic independence and be able to clap, recite, step and orchestrate in binary sub-divisions using rhythmic syllables.


Total Credit Points: 12

Rhythm and Body Percussion

Rhythm can easily be experienced, internalized and re-created using the body. Body percussion is a practical way to learn and maintain rhythmic security. It allows the exploration of different rhythms without the need for instruments or written music.

The body is the instrument. In body percussion we stamp with our feet, drum on the body, recite rhythmic syllables, snap our fingers and sing. Body Percussion can be used for basic and advanced rhythmic training but it also helps you to experience and understand poly-rhythms. It is fun to do in a group but you can also practice alone.

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