Music Theory 2B S

Music Theory 2B S

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 45

Tutorials: 30

ECTS credit: 7

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Bogunović Hočevar Katarina, doc. dr. Sukljan Nejc, prof. Vrhunc Larisa

Lectures consist of analysis of musical works, covering:
• analysing and refreshing the definitions of concepts and methods of form and harmony analysis;
• analysing the connections and co-dependence of musical components and formal structure;
• learning about different compositional approaches and styles in 18th and 19th Century music.
• following the development of the instruments and principles of instrumentation in the period before 1900;
• acquiring and furthering the knowledge of the main form related topics:
o theme and variations;
o rondo;
o sonata form;
o sonata cycle;
o free forms.

Seminary is divided in two sections:
1. Ear training. Main topics are:
• Rhythm and metre, various rhythms.
• Pitches (major in minor scales, leading-tone, intervals in a melodic and harmonic context, lower voice, chromatic scale, sequences, pentatonic scale, other scale types).
• Textures with multiple voices (types of textures, cadences, modulations).
• Recognising style characteristic, forms and other musical parameters in works from various periods by ear.

2. Compositional features of the sonata movement of the Classical period and Schubert's piano sonatas. Emphasis is placed on music analysis. The content includes:

Harmony between 1770 and 1810 (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
• The form generating role of harmonic progressions
• Modulation
• Modulation in the second theme
• Modulation withing the development section
• Altered chords
• The harmony of slow introduction sections

Harmony metween 1800 and 1828 (Beethoven, Schubert)
• Triads related by the interval of a third
• Leadingtone relationships

Musical analysis of selected examples of a sonata movement (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert)
• Learning about the compositional principles of the sonata movement
• Learning about the individual compositional solutions from selected composers

Tutorial – counterpoint and theory of early music:
• Three-part counterpoint: counterpoint exercises in all of the species, three-part counterpoint in mixed values, three-part canon, exposition of a three-part fugue.
• Medieval music theory: the tradition of ancient music theory in Byzantine empire, the transmission of ancient music theory to the Latin West: Boethius and his contemporaries, music theory of medieval monophony, music theory of medieval polyphony, tone systems, modes, individual elements of musical texture (rhythm, melody, intervals, consonance and dissonance).
• Renaissance music theory: the adaptation of ancient music theory to contemporary musical practice, tone systems, transformations of the medieval modal system, individual elements of musical texture, theory of 16th Century vocal polyphony.