Theory of Composition 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
186TS1 Z 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is to reinforce the bearing of the students in the melodic elements of European music culture and expand theory knowledge regarding melodic structure of various music styles and genres.

Mode of study

Most frequent analyses of master scores. Exercises in one's own creative attempts.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Regular (minimum 75%) participation in instruction and active participation in discussions. Development and presentation of a melody structural analysis paper. Study of assigned literature.

Course contents

Lecture and class are focused on basic issues of melody from the viewpoint of composition, conducting, music theory and music direction students' knowledge requirements. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of the so called paradigmatic and syntagmatic in the melodic form and organization system relationship to tone height.

Recommended or required reading

Miloslav Ištvan: Jednohlas v soudobé hudbě (Brno 1989)

Karel Janeček: Melodika (Praha 1956)

Ctirad Kohoutek: Hudební kompozice, s. 100-431 (Praha 1989)

Slovník české hudební kultury, hesla: struktura, s. 873-876, melodie, melodika, s. 544-545 (Praha 1997)

Miloš Štědroň: Základy polymelodiky (12 analýz)(Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 1993)

Příslušná hesla ve slovnících The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London 2001), Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Kassel 1995), Slovník české hudební kultury (Praha, Supraphon 1997)

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance at lectures, completion of assignments given by the instructor.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2057
Učebna 2057

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

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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