Course detail

Analysis of Compositions 1

FEKT-JRS1Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course is aimed at clarifying the various types of music forms, searching song patterns and drawing implications for understanding the initial requirements for recording music of various style periods.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will be able to:
- describe different types of music forms,
- analyze song patterns,
- assess the implications for interpretation,
- briefly describe the various style periods,
- safely determine the style period of a song and possible authors by listening to a song.


The knowledge of basic concepts of musical acoustics, tempo, expression and dynamic signs, and musical instruments tuning is required as well as musical intervals, scales and modes, chords and basic harmonic connections, and timbres.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BURLAS, Ladislav: Formy a druhy hudobného umenia. Opus, Bratislava 1978. (CS)
FALTUS, Leoš a ŠTĚDROŇ, Miloš: Formování hudby. PDF MU, Brno 1998. (CS)
KOHOUTEK, Ctirad: Hudební styly z hlediska skladatele. Panton, Praha 1976. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
- Lectures have character of explanation accompanied with listening of recordings and score sheet samples.
Participation at lectures is recommended.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation of study results follows Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and Dean's Regulation to the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. Credit is given for successful completion of an interview.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. – 5. Clarification of different types of music forms.
6. – 10. Finding patterns in songs.
11. – 13. Finding implications for interpretation.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the types of music forms and with song patterns, and with drawing implications for the recording of music.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Forms of the checked instructions are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantee of the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AUDIO-J Bachelor's

    branch J-AUD , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional specialized
    branch J-AUD , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer