Theory of Composition 2
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aim is to reinforce the bearing of the students in harmonic and chordal elements of European music culture and expand theory knowledge regarding melodic structure of various music styles and genres.
Mode of study
lectures, study of provided material, discussions
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Regular (minimum 75%) participation in lessons and active participation in discussions. Development and presentation of a paper analysing a melodic structure. Study of assigned study literature for the final exam.
The history and theory of European harmony with an emphasis on 20th century music. The lecture is focused on basic harmonies and chords from the viewpoint of the theory and practice requirements for composition, conducting, music theory and music directing studies. Particular attention is given to the relationship of so called paradigms and syntagma in harmony and chord forms. The course is focused on independent student work - analysis of various forms of European chords and harmonies with an emphasis on 20th century music.
Recommended or required reading
Karel Janeček: Základy moderní harmonie (Praha 1965)
Ctirad Kohoutek: Hudební kompozice (Praha, Supraphon 1989, s. 100-431)
Emil Hradecký: Paul Hindemith - svár teorie s praxí (Praha 1967)
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:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Composition (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Conducting (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Operatic Directing (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Music Directing (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)
- Music Theory (Bc) (required subject with the possibility of repeat registration)