Satslära 1 | Harmony

Malmö Academy of Music | Lund University
The course consist mainly of lectures and individual work with a focus on basic four part writing. Other writing exercises are carried out in parallel (arrangements and compositions). Harmony, analysis and arranging.
General and School of Music entrance test.
The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire the following knowledge and skills on completion of the course. Voice-leading skills, awareness of similarities and differences between harmonies and harmonic progressions in different genres, arranging techniques and basic knowledge of instrumentation. The student shall on completion of the course have orientational knowledge of musical form and structure and also have orientational knowledge of harmonic and four part writing principles in music from different epochs.

Further information

  • assessment
    Other (Examination of the course is arranged through continuous assessment and final tests. Examination rules, such as examination requirements and mark limits, shall be communicated to the student at the beginning of the course. Re-examination of the course shall be offered in close connection to the regular examination. The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability. Subcourses that are part of this course can be found in an appendix at the end of this document.)
  • level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Completed Semester
    First and Second Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    First semester 6 x 90 minutes, second semester 8 x 90 minutes
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
  • credits
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
  • Course
  • students #
    Individual and group classes
  • Hours per year
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document


Erik Berndalen

current position

Lecturer in music theory (harmony and analysis)


Malmö Academy of Music | Lund University


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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.

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