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Practical harmony at the piano - OPMN0H283B
Title: Praktická harmonie u klavíru
Guaranteed by: Katedra hudební výchovy (41-KHV)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 21 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : OPMN0H206B
Pre-requisite : OPMN0H141A
Is pre-requisite for: OPMN0H286B, OPMN0H288B, OPMN0H291B
Is interchangeable with: OKMN0H206B
Annotation -
Last update: prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr. (15.04.2019)
Practical harmony is a selection of the harmony as the theoretical discipline, whose practical control on a keyboard is a necessary condition for the performance of the profession of primary school teacher. Most phenomena are presented on the issue of folk song arrangements. The course also includes an introduction to the harmonious analysis of compositions of instrumental and vocal literature of Classicism and Romanticism. The lessons take the form of e-larning in Moodle particularly.
Aim of the course -
Last update: prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr. (15.04.2019)

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of classical-romantic harmony focused on their use in music education practice. Continuous development of piano skills needed to improvise song accompaniment.

Descriptors -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)
3 credits = 90 hours:

lessons - 24 hours
study of literature - 24 hours,
preparation for classes - 24 hours,
exam preparation - 18 hours.
Literature -
Last update: prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr. (15.04.2019)


NEDĚLKA, M. Průvodce učitele praktickou harmonií. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Pedagogická fakulta, 2004. 111 s. ISBN 80- 7290-152-4.

PECHÁČEK, S. Hra písní na klavír. Praha: Univerzita Karlova - Pedagogická fakulta, 1999. 76 s.


NEDĚLKA, M. Vícehlasá úprava lidové písně ve výuce praktické harmonie. In: Živá hudba XI. Praha: AMU, 1992, s. 79 - 88

BEZDĚK, J. Úvod do harmonizace české lidové písně a do její jednoduché stylizace pro klavír a akordeon. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita, 1995. 118 s. ISBN 80-7043-151-2.

TICHÝ, V. Harmonicky myslet a slyšet.  Praha: HAMU, 1996. 267 s. ISBN 80-85883-10-4.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D. (30.01.2023)


Theoretical part: Harmonic analysis of 2 music samples of your choice.

Practical part: Improvised accompaniment of 20 folk songs with appropriate stylization in piano types containing the harmonic issues, including modulation links between individual songs.

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)

1. Basic harmonic terms and their characteristics.
2. Construction of quintacords, septacords and their turnovers.
3. Harmonization of folk songs using the main quintacords. Half and all conclusion.
4. Harmonization of folk songs with the use of minor quad chords and dominant seventh chord.
5. Mimotonal chords accompanied by folk songs.
6. Folk double voice. Quodlibet and its harmonization.
7. Basic forms of stylized accompaniment. Overture, Interlude and Play in Folk Song.
8. Melodic tones.
9. Diatonic modulation.
10. Chords of third-relation, chromatic modulation.
11. Harmonic analysis of the instructive composition of the Classical period.
12. Harmonic analysis of the Romantic period.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Bělohlávková, Ph.D. (31.01.2022)

Active participation in lessons.

Fulfillment of assigned tasks within e-learning and their presentation in teaching.

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