EMUS 1832 Final Exam Study Guide

EMUS 1832 Final Exam Study Guide - Music Appreciation Final...

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Terms/Concepts Program Music     :  Music associated with a story or something else written down Tone/Symphonic Poem     :  a one-movement orchestral work based around a program Program Symphony:       Symphony music associated with a story Music Drama     Genre of art music Natural connection because they are two main art forms that unfold over time Examples:  Operas, ballets and musical theatre Serialism     Came after WWII, G.I. Bill—increased college attendance Music became highly mathematical and complicated  Only listeners with graduate training in music could understand it Atonality revived  12-tone system Leitmotif     :   o use of musical themes to represent different characters, ideas, or objects o can give foreshadowing of events or what is coming before characters know it Rubato     :  subtle push and pull of tempo for the sake of expression Atonal Music     : o Anti-romantic stage of 20 th  century music o Lack of tonal center, serves as a kind of gravitational pull in tonal music Impressionism     :   o Elements of romantic and 20 th  century era-- serves as a bridge between the two o obscuring of tonal center rhythmic pulse phrase structure o Suggestive o non-specific o extended chords o non-functional  chords o irregular phrasing o non metric o whole tone scales o emphasis on tone color o chamber approach o Gregorian elements o Asian elements:  pentatonic  scales Nationalism     :  composers express character of their country/ethnicity through music Polychord/polytonality     :  use of more than one key simultaneously 12-tone system     :  twelve pitches within an octave are assigned a number [0-11] polyrhythm/polymeter     :  different singers or instrumentalists playing in two different meters at once Chromaticism     :  experimentation with notes outside the standard scale Whole-tone scale     :  all notes are equal distance from one another Expressionism     :   o one of most  important  movements of 20
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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