Music History

Teacher: Morten Øberg

From a cultural-historical, societal and sociological perspective, significant periods and style phenomena in the history of rhythmic music are reviewed. Examples of other musical cultures and styles – as well as other cultural expressions – are included in order to elucidate various musical development trends.


PREREQUISITES

General interest in the subject.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the module, the student shall:

  • possess basic knowledge of significant styles and periods in the history of rhythmic music
  • be able to understand and reflect on general music historical terms and concepts used at home and abroad
  • be able to apply a variety of critical and analytical approaches to music and musical practice
  • be able to seek out and gather relevant knowledge in the field
  • be able to communicate a musical history subject, in writing and orally, to colleagues and non-specialists
  • be able to enter into musical interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration – based on music historical knowledge

CONTENTS
Work will be performed in the following areas:

From a cultural-historical, societal and sociological perspective, significant periods and style phenomena are dealt with in the history of rhythmic music.

Examples of other musical cultures and styles – as well as other cultural expressions – are included in order to elucidate various musical development trends.

The emphasis is on:

  • music analysis from a historical angle
  • style knowledge
  • an overview of the ‘roots’ of contemporary styles, differences and interrelationships
  • various musical parameters

TEACHING AND WORKING METHODS

Class instruction.

Lectures and discussions – including musical examples (records, CDs, video), written and oral sources and, to a limited degree, notes. In addition to longer chronologically cohesive courses, subjects of a more thematic nature will be reviewed.

Attentive: The module can be taken via distance learning using Zoom.


GROUP FORMATION

Normal team size: 15 students. Space for 5 distance students.


ASSESSMENT

Certificate subject – passed/not passed at attendance.


REFERENCES
TIME

Not scheduled yet – approx. 2 lessons/week for 12 weeks per semester – 4 semesters.

PLACE

Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Odense.

ONLINE

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LEVEL

BA-level

ECTS

8 ECTS

LANGUAGE

Danish – English if required by participants