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Unformatted text preview: Music 120 Thought Q #2 With European ideals and customs working as the foundation of America, European musical conventions followed as well. However, America grew further apart from its European past, exposing and developing differences in the way of life and “feel” of the land. With music, many times, being the expression of one’s feelings and experiences, it was inevitable that a new style of music would develop as Americans tried to express themselves. Although Gottschalk, Dvorak, and Ives have each been said to have written the first American music, I believe Ives deserves the most credit for writing a distinctly American sound. Ives’ unique expression in his music set him apart from European composers and defined a style all his own. His intermixing of consonance and particularly dissonance helped drive his sound. He sought to capture and recall experiences and feelings with his music. To help facilitate this, he often incorporated, into his compositions, music he had been familiar with during his...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course MUSIC 120 taught by Professor Hanford during the Winter '07 term at University of Washington.
- Winter '07