Tonal counterpoint-fugue

Course Information
TitleΤονική αντίστιξη-Στοιχεία φούγκας / Tonal counterpoint-fugue
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013956

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses635
Music CompositionCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic skills in tonal harmony and Renaissance counterpoint
Learning Outcomes
During this course, we attempt to approach in a compositional manner the basic principals of baroque instrumental polyphony of the 17th-18th centuries, focusing on the fugue as a representative musical genre and exemplary compositional practice. The students must be able, after the completion of the course, to be able to compose a three-part fughetta in the style and technique of 18th century polyphony.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Through a process of combining lecturing with weekly exercises, the course's progress covers the following subjects: theory and basic principles of tonal counterpoint, counterpoint species, embellishment techniques, imitation, subject / answer / countersubject (theory), structure and developement of fugal sections (exposition, episodes, codettas, stretto sections). Representative works, especially by J. S. Bach, are analysed throughout all lectures. The final aim of the course is that the student should be able to compose a full three-part fugal exposition followed by a modulatory episode.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment361.2
Artistic creation361.2
Other / Others361.2
Student Assessment
Short workshop excercises, final written examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Κent Kennan, Αντίστιξη, με βάση την πρακτική του 18ου αιώνα (Αθήνα: Παπαγρηγορίου – Νάκας, 2003) - Κent Kennan, Αντίστιξη – Βιβλίο Ασκήσεων (Αθήνα: Παπαγρηγορίου – Νάκας, 2007)
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