Music 15�Lecture Notes

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MUSIC 15—Lecture Notes 01/04/2008 13:08:00 Lecture: Tuesday 4/1/08 Office: Music 2308 E-mail: edmondjohnson@umail.ucsb.edu Website: www.music15.com Textbook: The Enjoyment of Music, 10 th Edition/Shorter Version by Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis comes with 4 Audio CD Set DVD-ROM ASSIGNMENTS: Two Concert Reports (classical concerts) o One Professional Concert o One Professional or Student o Due no later than one week after the concert you attended o Detailed instructions on website o First is due no later than April 29 th Two Papers o First paper due on April 17 th o Opera Assignment (Week 9) POINT BREAKDOWN
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5 Section Quizzes (10%) 2 Concert Reports (10%) 1 Opera Assignment (5%) Midterm (22.5%) Final (22.5%) HOW TO DO WELL IN THIS COURSE IN 10 FAIRLY EASY STEPS Attend lecture; stay until the end Pay attention; take notes Attend section. Participate. Ask questions. Keep up with the readings Start working on assignments early Contact Ed or your TA for help if needed Turn in assignments on time If you’re struggling, come to office hours Listen to the assigned music frequently Review for the midterm and final WHAT IS MUSIC APPRECIATION? History of Music Analysis of Music
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Active Listening Writing about music Classical Music (Greek and Roman times) or Western Art Music (coming from Europe and spreading across the globe) SOME MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS Two Types of Sound o Pitched-sound where when you’re singing or playing an instrument, the sound is focused o Unpitched sounds-the sounds of nature, more complex, not as focused Pitch : the perceived “highness” or “lowness” of a sound resulting from the frequency of the sound wave’s vibration o “a pitch” refers to a specific pitched sound rhythm : the controlled movement of sound over time o doesn’t have to be pitched or unpitched melody : a melody is a succession of single pitches perceived by the mind as a larger unit (that is, it’s essentially a tune)
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MUSIC 15 01/04/2008 13:08:00 Lecture: Thursday 4/3/08      The Middle Ages: Monks, Nuns and Troubadours “HISTORY” HAS TWO MEANINGS. Everything that has happened prior to now, most of which we do not and  cannot ever know. The highly selective narratives crafted by historians in an attempt to preserve  and portray some semblance of the past.  o ^ Music 15 What is a  Historical Style Period ? o A period of time (such as the Classical era or Baroque era) during  which historians perceive certain unifying stylistic and aesthetic  characteristics in art, music, and literature of a certain culture.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '07 term at UCSB.

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