Liszt Ferenc Zenemuveszeti Egyetem
The goal of the subject is to acquire the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony) in practice and the development of musical skills (score reading, notation by listening, memory, intonation, inner hearing, transposition, singing with own piano accompaniment, chamber singing). The styles processed during the semesters: early polyphony; Machaut; Dufay; Ockeghem; Josquin; late renaissance; Schütz; J. S. Bach; classical period; 19th century; 20th century; contemporary music.
  • stable ‘inner-ear’
  • ability to distinguish the different triads and seventh chords by listening
  • exact intonation skills (singing)
  • advanced piano skills
  • advanced sight-reading
  • stylistic and historical orientation
  • intellectual interest
  • solid knowledge on classical harmony
  • Subsequent class: completion of the prerequisite units of the same subject is obligatory for the registration
They have to have acquired advanced harmonic and melodic hearing, analytical experience, reliable inner hearing, ability to read and notate by hearing difficult pieces of music. The student, having completed the course, knows the most important styles from medieval music to the 21st century. They know the structure of different scores and are able to play it on the piano. They know the theoretic background and practical methods of thoroughbass. They are able to sing alone (more) difficult voices in different choral pieces.

Further information

  • assessment
    Semester grade S
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Music theory students, advanced
  • credits
    4/semester (school music teacher – music theory) 2/semester (choir conductor – school music teacher; choir conductor – music theory)
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    3-6 student
  • Hours per year
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document


Judit Magay

Endre Olsvay

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Liszt Ferenc Zenemuveszeti Egyetem


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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.

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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