Music-theoretical Minimum 1

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108HTM1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course is intended for student who have not completed harmony and counterpoint instruction. The course aim is to guide students to an understanding of basic concepts of these disciplines to the extent they will be able to work in the continuation course Composition Analysis and apply knowledge in their main study.

Mode of study

Students are continuously assigned independent study of sections and exercises from the recommended literature. Exercises are completed in class and ambiguity arising from the independent study are covered in discussion. Tests and analytical probes to check the understanding of the covered issues are arranged throughout.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A requirement for study is knowledge of basic concepts of music research at the conservatory entrance exam level.

Course contents

This course takes place in both semesters, 2 classes per week and concluded with credit. The instructor assigns material for independent study and students complete assignments. In class, results of independent study are discussed. The level of knowledge is monitored by component tests and analytical probes. Class attendance and participation - 60%, completed tasks - 40%.

Recommended or required reading

FILIP, M. Vývinové zákonitosti klasickej harmónie. Bratislava :SHV, 1965. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2A 3345)

HŮLA, Z. Nauka o kontrapunktu. Praha : Editio Supraphon, 1985. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2B 2554c-e)

LAITZ, Steven Geoffrey. The complete musician: an integrated approach to tonal theory, analysis, and listening. New York : Oxford University Press, 2012 (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2B 4249)

OWEN, H. Modal and tonal counterpoint : from Josquin to Stravinsky. New York : Schirmer, 1992. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2B 3960)

TICHÝ, V. Harmonicky myslet a slyšet.Praha : HAMU, 1996; Praha : NAMU, 2011. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2B 3820a-d)

WILLI, B. Generálbas, aneb Kdo zavraždil kontrapunkt? Brno : Musica Sacra, 2010. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2A 6777 (a-b))

ZENKL, L. ABC hudební nauky. Praha : Editio Supraphon, 1978. (signatura v knihovně HAMU H_2A 5947)

Assessment methods and criteria

At the beginning of the Summer semester the will be an entrance exam for knowledge comparison, on-going verification tests and analytical probes. There will be on-going discussions over study materials and completed exercises. Credit based on attendance and work.



Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2057
Učebna 2057

(Lichenštejnský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 10:20–11:50 Iva OPLIŠTILOVÁ Učebna 2057
Lichenštejnský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans