Theory of harmony and analysis

Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”
Learning how to understand a piece of music through analysis, singing or playing its reduction, recreating it through a guided improvisation. In a deductive way, define the rules of harmony and recognise the different styles.
Basics of score reading, music theory, instrumental or singing technique.
Ability to understand a piece of music by recognising the different elements of which it is composed. Ability to reproduce with the voice or one's own instrument and without a score a variation of the piece or part of it, creatively manipulating one or more musical elements (rhythm, melody, harmony, phrasing, cadences, etc.).

Further information

  • assessment
    Comprehensive exam CE
  • level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Completed Semester
    Second semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
    From two to four
  • hours per week
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
    Instrumentalists, advanced
    Music theory students, beginner
  • credits
  • Type of Course
    Lecture, Practice
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
    E-learning is not possible with this methodology, because it is essential singing or playing together and online platform have not an enough developed sound syncronisation
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    Daniela Roca, Ignacio Cabello, Emilio Molina - Armonia (traduzione by Daniela De Marchi) Edizioni Volontè & Co. - 2017 Milano
  • evaluation grid
  • evaluation grid
    and document


Daniela De Marchi

current position

Staff Teacher


Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”

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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