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Applied Music Theory II - OIBH4H032A
Title: Applied Music Theory II
Guaranteed by: Katedra hudební výchovy (41-KHV)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Vartan Agopian, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. Stanislav Pecháček, Ph.D.
PhDr. Magdalena Saláková, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Monika Kadrnožková, Ph.D. (27.10.2020)
The course integratively includes the following disciplines: music theory, intonation, auditory analysis, history of music. Course contents: basic principles of vocal, instrumental and contemporary counterpoint, non-tertiary chord structure, chord combinations, ecclesiastical and modern European modality, bitonality and polytonality, extended tonality, atonality, seriality, aleatorics. Analysis and interpretation of instrumental and vocal literature. History of European music - from the beginning to the end of the 16th century, church fashions, vocal polyphony - on a theoretical and practical level.
Last update: prof. PhDr. Stanislav Pecháček, Ph.D. (11.09.2022)

Expected preparation time for 1 hour lecture - 20 minutes
Expected preparation time for 1 exercise - 60 minutes
Self-study of literature (per semester) - 15 hours
Work with study materials (per semester) - 10 hours
Completion of continuous assignments (per semester) - 15 hours

Seminar papers - 5 hours
Preparation for credit - 5 hours
Preparation for and examination - 5 hours

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Monika Kadrnožková, Ph.D. (27.10.2020)

BUTTERWORTH, A. Harmony in Practice. Grades 6-8. London: ABRSM, 1999. ISBN 978185472833.

CHOI, Y-Ch. Counterpoint (Palestrina Style) Vol. I. ISBN 978-89-967266-1-6

TAYLOR, E. AB Guide to Music Theory. Part 1. London:ABRSM, 1989. ISBN 9781854724465.

TAYLOR, E. AB Guide to Music Theory. Part 2. London: ABRSM, 1991. ISBN 9781854724472.

WALTON, Charles W. Basic Form in Music. UnivCounterpoint (Palestrina Style)ersity of Michigan: Alfred Music, 1974. ISBN 978-0-88284-025-3.


BRINEGAR, D. Pitch Perfect: A Theory and Practice of Choral Intonation. USA, 3019. ISBN 9781695710634.

JORDAN, J.; MEHAFFEY, M. Choral Ensemble Intonation. USA: Houston, 2001. ISBN 9781579991609.

Last update: prof. PhDr. Stanislav Pecháček, Ph.D. (11.09.2022)

The course consists of three disciplines, which are thematically interconnected.

The main part of the course content is focused on ecclesiastical modality and its setting in context:
- music theoretical (modality, basics of counterpoint)
- intonation and aural analysis
- music historical
Modality, extended tonality and atonality, basics of counterpoint:
1. Ecclesiastical modality
2.    Modality of folklore, exotic and 20th century modality
3. Extended tonality (alterations, chords of non-tertian construction, thickened chords, chordal combinations)
4.    Free and organized atonality
5.    Basics of counterpoint

Intonation and auditory analysis:
1. Churche and exotic modes
2.    Prepared chromatic tones
3.    Free onsets of alternate degrees
4.    Augmented and diminished intervals
5.    Harmonic cadences with extra-tonal dominants
6. Rhythmic exercises (minor and major triplets, two-beat rhythm, irregular division of periods)¨

Course completion requirements
Last update: prof. PhDr. Stanislav Pecháček, Ph.D. (11.09.2022)

1) Min. 70% attendance
2) Activity in group discussion of readings from scholarly texts in music history
3) Development and presentation of original compositions for the purposes of pedagogical practice: 1 modal + 1 serial
4) Preparation and submission of a handout with activities for the second level of primary school (according to the assignment, work in groups)
5) Successful completion of a test on the history of music, which will include, among other things, an analytical and listening part (see list to be published at the first lecture).
6) Intermediate mastery of the exercises from the scripts (Intonation and Aural Analysis I-III), the assigned problems, and the supplementary choral material. Singing from the sheet at the level of the material discussed. Written test covering the material of the 3rd semester. Two remedial terms.  
There will be a maximum of three dates for credit - 1 regular and 2 make-up dates (applies to the Music History and Intonation and Aural Analysis test; previous sub-assignments may be taken during the semester).

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