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History and Theory of Music

Code 10968
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cultura
Entry requirements Don't have.
Mode of delivery Presential.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes 1. Understand the idiosyncratic aspects of music.
2. Understand the basic concepts of music within the arts and society.
3. Identify by hearing musical parameters and historical periods of western music.
4. Develop research capacity in the field of music in relation to other arts and society.
Syllabus 1. The music and the other sounds.
1.1. Concept of music.
1.2. Music versus language.
1.3. Music and meaning.

2. Idiosyncratic aspects of music.
2.1 Sequence and temporality;
2.2 Materiality versus immateriality;
2.3 Abstraction and subjectivity;
2.4 Associative power;
2.5 Music as an autonomous art and the relationship with other arts.

3. Contextualized musical hearing
3.1. The sound of the song: height, duration, intensity, timbre, texture and location;
3.2. Musical parameters: melody-harmony, metric, rhythm, dynamics, timbre, melody vs. accompaniment, theme, motive;
3.3. Elements characterizing music throughout history (post-Baroque);

4. Research topics in music, art and society.
4.1. Music and culture;
4.2. Music and sociology;
4.3. Music and psychology;
4.4. Music and aesthetics.
Main Bibliography CLAYTON, M., HERBERT, T., & MIDDLETON, R. (Eds.). (2003). The Cultural Study of Music: A critical Introduction. Routledge.
COOK, N. (1998). Music: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
HALLAM, S., CROSS, I., & THAUT, M. (2011). Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. (S. Hallam, I. Cross, & M. Thaut, Eds.). Oxford Library of Psychology.
HARPER-SCOTT, J. P. E., & SAMSON, J. (Eds.). (2009). An Introduction to Music Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
JUSLIN, P. N., & SLOBODA, J. A. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications. Oxford University Press.
MICHELS, U. (2003). Atlas da Música I. Lisboa: Gradiva.
MICHELS, U. (2007). Atlas da Música II. Lisboa: Gradiva.
SACKS, O. (2008). Musicofilia - Histórias sobre a Música e o Cérebro (Revisto e Ampliado). Lisboa: Relógio D´Água Editores.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Frequency of knowledge evaluation.
Theoretical-practical research work.
Assiduity and evaluation of participation and discussion capacity.
Note: Recommended attendance of 75 to 100%. Students with attendance below 50% will be excluded from the evaluation process (except for cases provided for in the UBI regulations).

Evaluation weight
Theoretical-practical work (45%);
Assessment frequency (45%);
Assiduity (10%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-15

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