Introduction and Middle Ages

Introduction and Middle Ages - MUSIC 264A History of Music...

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MUSIC 264A History of Music and Culture Dr. Amanda Halstead [email protected]
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Welcome! Note cards: Last Name, First Name Email Address Where are you from? Year/Major Musical Experience/Background Chorus groups? Band? Private Lessons? What are you looking forward to learning about in  this course?
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Unit I The Elements of  Music  Melody Meter Harmony Conjunct motion Homophonic Texture Dynamics Tempo
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Specifics of Listening Sound:  produced by vibrations perceived by  the human ear How do we describe music? Musical Sounds  or  tone Pitch: how high or low a sound is played Duration: how long the note is held
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Melody: Musical Line   “It is the melody which is the charm of music,  and it is that which is most difficult to produce.  The invention of a fine melody is a work of  genius.”  - Haydn Melody succession of single tones perceived as a unit Interval:  the distance between two notes Range:  narrow, medium, high Shape:  direction of pitches, up or down Conjunct:  melodies which move in small  intervals Disjunct:  melodies which move in wide and  large intervals Joseph Haydn
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Characteristics of  Melody:Range
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Melody: Shape
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Structure of Melody Phrase:  a musical unit of melody The end of a phrase resolves by a  cadence Most phrases have symmetrical structure Countermelody:  an accompanying  melody against a principal melody
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Note: musical symbol for sound Half note Quarter note Half note Eighth note
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Rhythm Rhythm: the controlled movement of music  within time Strong beats vs. weak beats Accented beats Beats  are put into  measures  containing a fixed  amount of beats Beats  are organized into  meters Meter:  an organized heirarchy or beats within a measure Downbeat:  the first beat in a measure
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