MUSP4152 - Harmony


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course includes analysis and stylistic imitation of functional forms of harmony. This includes basic introduction to terminology, the building of chords and principles of using the voice, means of expression, form and aesthetics in the frame of major and minor chords. This includes working with different styles of harmony and expression with an emphasis on choral harmonizing. The content of Harmony and Aural Training A complement each other. The study of harmonics is also connected to performative analysis and stylistic understanding.

Compulsory course in Basic Music Technology A: The course provides a basic introduction to the use of digital notation, formats of sound, recording and editing on digital platforms.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • can write stylistic imitations of relevant harmonic styles and prove a basic workmanship
  • can use the knowledge about specific styles and harmonic expression methods in her/his interpretation of music
  • has basic skills in music-technology, including Sibelius and Logic Pro X, and can use digital tools for recording, editing music and notation


The candidate:

  • has an ear-based understanding of harmonic basic principles and concepts that characterizes major/minor and tonal music
  • can make use of analyzing tools, and has knowledge of functional analysis.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures in class 1 hour a week and 1 hour per week in groups for two semesters
  • Written assignments in harmonics, analysis, listening, singing, performative reflections
  • Course in Basic Music Technology: 2 hours a week for 8 weeks autumn semester and 8 weeks spring semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Course in Basic Music Technology
  • Approved assignments

Further on evaluation

Written assignments and satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction. Weekly assignments in composition. A defined number of these composition assignments is part of the examination portfolio and are assessed as a whole. Passed/failed.

Assessment: 80% satisfactory participation in compulsory lessons, including course in Basic Music Technology. A number of assignments in harmony and written and practical assignments in Music Technology must be approved. All mandatory activities must be approved before the student can be examined.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Bachelor's programme in Music Performance Studies.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSP4114 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
MUSV1017 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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