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Principles of Music III

Module name (EN): Principles of Music III
Degree programme: Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BAKM-045
SAP-Submodule-No.: P430-0028
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written composition or written examination, type and duration of the examination for the selected topic are specified in the module handbook.

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BAKM-045 (P430-0028) Cultural Management, Propädeutikum, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Abbing
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
For, for example, the History of Composition:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to classify musical works from the history of composition based on the structure of their movements. Students will also receive an overview of the main stages of the paradigm shift in musical content. They will be able to name and apply the principles of harmony and counterpoint.
For example, for the history and theory of jazz and popular music:
Students will be able to recognize and classify the stylistic peculiarities of the different tendencies in jazz/popular music: They will be able to name the music-immanent characteristics typical of jazz/popular music in terms of form, harmony and instrumentation and the main representatives of such. Students will be able to recognize the importance of producing and marketing popular music and name concrete examples for this.

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Module content:
_        Students will expand their repertoire knowledge and receive an overview of the development of music theory.
_        Based on selected examples, they will follow the development of and changes in musical content from the 9th century to the present day.
_        Students will receive an overview of the development of popular music and jazz based on selected examples.
_        Students will gain listening experience for relevant styles of popular music.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Seminar or lecture

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Recommended or required reading:
_        Kühn, C.; Kompositionsgeschichte in kommentierten Beispielen, Kassel 1998.
_        Wünsch, Chr.; Satztechniken im 20. Jahrhundert, Kassel 2009.
_        Krämer Th, / Dings M.; Lexikon Musiktheorie, Wiesbaden 2005.
_        Salmen W. / Schneider N.; Der musikalische Satz, Innsbruck 1986.

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