S08_Reading_Questions_Wk4 - Victor Iglesias Music 17...

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Victor Iglesias Music 17 Reading Questions for Week 4 Worlds of Music , Chapter 5 1) What is distinctive about timbral aesthetics (timbre) in Japanese music? What is distinctive about rhythm in Japanese music? i. Timbre b. Favors the use of a broad range of sounds and tone qualities c. Unpitched sounds are commonly heard in the middle of instrumental melodies d. Examples include the shakuhachi and the shamisen i. Rhythm e. Flexibility of pulse i.e. irregularity f. Wide range of tempos 2) What is the historical relationship between shakuhachi and Zen Buddhism? a. Linked to the social turbulence of early Tokugawa b. Seen as a way of reaching Zen enlightenment 3) Who was O-Yo? Why was she significant? a. One of the earliest composers of kuota b. Excellent musician , daughter of one of the kiyomoto masters c. She used the iemoto guild system which combined older kiyomoto music with newer kuota music to define a new style Yoon, Paul Jong-Chul. 2001. “’She’s Really Become Japanese Now!’: Taiko
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course MUS 17 taught by Professor Seeman during the Spring '06 term at UCSB.

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