MUSV1018 - Aural Training and Improvisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The course is based on MUSV1019 and MUSV1017 with seminars in aural training and improvisation. Skills in these various disciplines are advanced from earlier training.

Learning outcome

An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1018 has extended knowledge of
- principles of melody, rhythm, harmony and form
- different types of vocal/instrumental improvisation

An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1018
- can perceive and reproduce melodies, rhythms, formal and harmonic progressions from different musical styles and traditions at a higher level than what is required in MUSV1019
- can perform vocal/instrumental improvisation alone and in an ensemble at a higher level than what is required in MUSV1019

Learning methods and activities

Group instruction. In order to take the final exam satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction and delivery of exercises is required. To pass the course the student must attend a minimum of 80% of all instruction.

Improvisation and oral presentation in aural training is assessed with pass/fail after a practical presentation that must be approved before the final exam in aural training.

Getting a "not approved" in one of the compulsory components means retaking that particular component, which will have to be approved in order to take the final examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory delivery of exercises
  • Satisfactory participation in aural training
  • Satisfactory participation in improvisation
  • Oral presentation in aural training

Further on evaluation

The course concludes with a portfolio in aural training. The portfolio can contain up to 12 written exercises.

If the course is not passed, the student must retake the whole assessment. If the candidate retakes the exam there is no need to retake the compulsory assignments.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Musicology (BMUSV)
Musicology (ÅMUSV)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Bachelor's programme or the One-year programme in Musicology.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSV1016 3.5 01.09.2013
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
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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