Practice of music theory / Music theory in examples
in cooperation with the BMU RLP
Music theory and music practice are colloquially used as opposites, which obscures possibilities for music teaching, e.g. a practice of music theory, reflection on music practice, music-theoretical music making, etc. After an introduction, this course will use musical examples from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Pop periods to focus on the question of how much practice is conceivable in music theory and what music is appropriate for it. Or more abstractly formulated: Which forms of music theory can currently belong to the educational system of schools (or can be taught in schools) and which ones block the increased turning to music making? An answer to this question seems urgent in view of the legitimacy of a future music education at general education schools in the context of a digitalized society.
This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2409 as serving official interests.