Music Language

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
The course is designed for students to acquire analytical skills in the middle ages / baroque / classicim / romanticism music texts. The course covers three subjects of music theory: analysis of musical works, polyphony and harmony. A retrospective look at music periods in terms of genres reveals the most evident demarcation between the music in various periods. Students in group lectures and practical training analyse the intended theoretical material and music examples. Practical training present and analyse students‘ skills in analysing musical works in terms of music language, structure, and composition technique the middle ages / baroque / classicim / romanticism music in the middle ages / baroque / classicim / romanticism music style.
The student must be able to read the music score, to know historical background, to have basic analytical skills.
The student: will be able to think critically and describe the essential genres and form variety, their development and interpretation of the musical pieces of the middle ages / baroque / classicim / romanticism music; will be able to work individually, to find, analyze and interpret the information (will be familiar with the theoretical background and will know how to find literature, musical pieces, and will be able properly to apply musical analysis methods and analyse a repertoire or certain period music); will be able to use correct terminology, analyze language of music (melody, rhythm, harmony, counterpoint) and structure of music works; will to be able creatively to apply the acquired knowledge in practice; Will know historical and theoretical context, the most famous composers and their works, the most important music genres and forms of certain period music; will be able to organize musical events and announce genres and stylistic peculiarities of interpretation of certain period music.

Further information

  • assessment
    Exam with grade E
  • level
    Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
  • Completed Semester
    Bachelors studies, years 2 and 3
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    A lesson in 1 hour 30 minutes plus 15 min individual practical meeting
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, advanced
  • credits
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Practice
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    32 hours of lectures; 16 hours of practical training; 3 hours for examination - in total 51 contact hour. Plus 29 hours for self study .
    The literature focused on certain period music forms, analysis, genres, etc.
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document


Rima Povilioniene

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Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


Be a part of our european project !

This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

Besides the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as leader and manager of the project, the following partner institutions are involved: Music Academy S. Moniuszki Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland), F. Liszt Academy of Music Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia), HfMTh "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (Leipzig, Germany).

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