Art Rock exam 3 - 2. Some taken from classical works 3....

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Art Rock Sound 1. Traditional art music instruments-orchestral 2. Ethnic instruments 3. Several keyboards 4. Thick, polyphonic textures Form 1. Ternary forms (ABA) 2. Sonata form borrowed from classical symphonies 3. Rondo form borrowed from classical sonatas 4. Opera 5. Song cycles 6. Concept albums 7. Forms or genres based on classical forms-concerto, suite 8. Rock interpretations of classical works Rhythm 1. Use of Odd meters 2. Unusual surface rhythms based on the accentuations of the text 3. Often incorporate intricate polyrythmic lines Harmony 1. Extended harmonic progressions
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2. Extended chords (9 th , 11 th , 13 th ) 3. Unusual chord progressions adapted from classical works Melody 1. Long, lyrical melodies
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Some taken from classical works 3. Melodies are woven into the song texture, not the most prominent part of the song 4. Some thematic development 5. Often based on modes, especially Middle Eastern modes, rather than major/minor Text 1. Texts are often very poetic, usually of high quality 2. Texts may deal with philosophical, social, or political issues Other 1. Musicians are trained in classical music 2. Generally have a high level of proficiency on their instruments 3. Most art rock groups are from England The Moody Blues Emerson, Lake and Palmer Yes Pink Floyd...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course MUSI 2060 taught by Professor Valdez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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