HV061 Modern Popular Music

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
HV061/01: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 20, M. Sedláček
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to orientate in the world of pop-music. The subject is focused on evolution of pop-music from the end of 19th century to present time. The intent is characteristics of more significant music styles and genres.
Learning outcomes
The student will understand the developmental context of modern popular music.
The student gains a basic overview of the most modern musical styles and genres.
The student can characterize the most important modern music styles and genres.
Syllabus
  • Modern popular music - definition, history of popular music:
  • Beginnings of swing in USA, Europe;
  • Beginnings of rock music, hard rock, underground subculture in USA;
  • Disco-pop music, reggae, funk, punk rock;
  • Synthesis of new styles, gothic rock, dance trends, romanticism of the British Isles, pop jazz, ethnic music;
  • Minimal music, film music and video clips;
  • General problematics of mass culture;
  • The problematics of posmodernism
  • Music festivals with political impact, house music, rap music, films, MTV - new music medium, synthesis of popular music, post-modernism, techno wave, post-punk music;
Literature
  • ECO, Umberto. Skeptikové a těšitelé. Translated by Zdeněk Frýbort. 1. vyd. Praha: Svoboda,. 417 s. ISBN 30-205-0472-9. info
  • STARR, Larry and Christopher Alan WATERMAN. American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3. 2nd pbl. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xii, 515. ISBN 9780195300536. info
  • Out of sightthe rise of African American popular music, 1889-1895. Edited by Lynn Abbott - Doug Seroff. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. xvii, 510. ISBN 1578064996. info
  • MCQUAIL, Denis. Úvod do teorie masové komunikace. Translated by Jan Jirák - Marcel Kabát. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1999. 447 s. ISBN 80-7178-200-9. info
  • KULKA, Tomáš. Umění a kýč. Praha: Torst, 1994. 183 s. ISBN 80-85639-17-3. info
  • LYOTARD, Jean François. O postmodernismu :postmoderno vysvětlované dětem : postmoderní situace. Translated by Jiří Pechar. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1993. 206 s. ISBN 80-7007-047-1. info
  • DORŮŽKA, Petr. Hudba na pomezí. Praha: Panton, 1991. info
  • MATZNER, Antonín, Ivan POLEDŇÁK and Igor WASSERBERGER. Encyklopedie jazzu a moderní populární hudby. 1. vyd. Praha: Supraphon, 1990. 649 s., [4. ISBN 80-7058-210-3. info
  • MATZNER, Antonín, Ivan POLEDŇÁK and Igor WASSERBERGER. Encyklopedie jazzu a moderní populární hudby. Část jmenná, Světová scéna L-Ž. Praha: Supraphon, 1987. info
  • DORŮŽKA, Lubomír. Panoráma populární hudby 1918-1978, aneb, Nevšední písničkáři všedních dní. [Praha]: Mladá fronta, 1987. info
  • MATZNER, Antonín, Ivan POLEDŇÁK and Igor WASSERBERGER. Encyklopedie jazzu a moderní populární hudby. Část jmenná, Světová scéna A-K [1-6213/2,1]. Praha: Supraphon, 1986. info
  • MATZNER, Antonín, Ivan POLEDŇÁK and Igor WASSERBERGER. Encyklopedie jazzu a moderní populární hudby. Část věcná. Praha: Supraphon, 1983. info
Teaching methods
Seminar. Theoretical preparation, music analysis, class discussion.
Assessment methods
Credit on the basis of a paper (30 min. presentation) on the negotiated topic (characteristics of typical musical means of the selected musical style or genre of the traditional/modern popular music).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018.
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