Aural Training for Composers

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
171SSAN Z 2 1CT English, Czech winter and summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to create a musical notation or determine in spoken language the character of the tonal material he/she has encountered: this material is drawn exclusively from the factually discussed thematic areas. This training is suitable for practical use in composition, preparation, performance and audio recording of musical works.

The course may be taken more than once.

Mode of study

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Course contents

Learning objective:

Specialised aural training for composers is a set of regular aural exercises involving pitch and rhythm. The aim is to gradually increase the student's ability to analyse melodic, harmonic and rhythmical structures in music by ear, to react promptly when describing in spoken language the phenomena encountered, and to transcribe musical notation.

The student regularly examines and increases his/her own analytical hearing skills. More complex melodic-harmonic and rhythmical examples are gradually applied in the course. Procedures and methods are derived from professional musical literature and scores, and systematically develop musical hearing, intonation when singing, musical memory, imagination, and musical comprehension.

Thematic areas:

Continuously prepared exercises include tonal (diatonic and chromatic), atonal material, single and multiple voices, harmonic and melodic intervals, chords (triple and multiple voices), and rhythmic structures of different characterisitics

Recommended or required reading

Required bibliography:

KOFROŇ, Jaroslav. Učebnice intonace a rytmu. 4. vyd. Praha: Supraphon, 1981. 208 s. [ear training exercises]

Reccomended bibliography:

PERLMUTTER, Adam. Pitch perfect method, A Musician’s Guide to Recognizing Pitches by Ear. Cheltenham. (Australia): Hal Leonard Corporation, 2014. 82 s. ISBN 978-0-634-09778-2.

LAITZ, Steven Geoffrey. Skills and musicianship workbook to accompany The complete musician: an integrated approach to tonal theory, analysis, and listening. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. v, 501 s. :. ISBN 978-0-19-974280-6 noty.

LAITZ, Steven Geoffrey. Writing and analysis workbook to accompany The complete musician: an integrated approach to tonal theory, analysis, and listening. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. v, 650 s. :. ISBN 978-0-19-974279-0 noty.

LAITZ, Steven Geoffrey. The complete musician: an integrated approach to tonal theory, analysis, and listening. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xx, 875 s. :. ISBN 978-0-19-974278-3 noty.

Web:

https://www.themusiclab.org/

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded on the basis of a listening test covering four areas:

pitch recognition, notation of pitch in a single voice, notation of harmonic intervals and chords, and notation of a musical excerpt from a recording.

Minimum score on the test: 50 %

Minimum participation required: 60 %

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Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans