VB023 Folk Music

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 18:00–19:50 B410
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
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: basic information about the creation, development and poetics of modern folk song genre (both Czech (60s to 80s) and foreign); offer the students of computer science counterbalance to their specialized courses and entice them into an active approach to cultural and social events. At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain development and poetics of modern folk song genre; interpret contemporary folk songs.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
formulate the specifics of the genre of folk music;
characterize the poetics of the main representatives of the genre;
analyze the given folk music both in terms of music and text;
to clarify the influence of computer music on the genre of folk music;
apply copyright to folk music.
  • The origin, development and poetics of Contemporary Urban Adult Music, its current and future relations to the other kinds of music.
  • Singing poets and poetry turned into music. Woody Guthrie, Pet Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bulat Okudžava, Vladimír Vysockij, Karel Kryl, Vladimír Merta, Jaroslav Hutka, Vlastimil Třešňák, Jaromír Nohavica, Karel Plíhal, Slávek Janoušek, Jan Nedvěd...
  • Students composing their own music, the structure of lyrics, harmonization, guitar and other accompanying instruments, principles of duets and turning poetry into music.
  • Production of a folk concert, listener psychology.
  • Computer music.
  • Copyright.
  • The ability to play a musical instrument is welcomed but is not necessary.
    recommended literature
  • PROKEŠ, Josef. Estetická výstavba české folkové písně v 60. - 80. letech XX. století. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2003. 168 pp. ISBN 80-210-3039-9. URL info
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  • Nebýt stádem Hamletů : průhledy do českého folku. Edited by Josef Prokeš. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 259 s. ISBN 8021008717. info
  • MERTA, Vladimír. Zpívaná poezie :úvaha vzniklá za pochodu v letech 1982-84. 1. vyd. Praha: Panton, 1990. 141 s. ISBN 80-7039-032-8. info
Teaching methods
lecture, report, explanation and demonstration, listening of selected songs and musical analysis, group discussion, home work, seminar work, essay, presentation, project and its defence, guided exploration, collaborating, critical thinking, reading, drills, folk recital visit
Assessment methods
written test, creation of own song, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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