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Test 1 Notes 2 - June 13, 2008 "Color" in Music...

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June 13, 2008 “Color” in Music What does the term ‘color’ make you imagine in terms of music? Color (or ‘timbre’) definitions o The tone quality of nay sound produced by a voice or instrument (Listening to Music) o The character of a sound (didn’t get the whole thing) o In other words, if a flute plays a note, and then an oboe plays the same note, for the same length of time, at the same loudness, you can still easily tell the two notes apart, because a flute sounds different from an oboe. This difference is in the timbre of the sounds. How does each voice or instrument get its color (timbre)? Each instrument consists of a power source, a vibrator, and a resonator Different kinds of resonators translate to different kinds of colors Apply descriptive terms to voices and instruments to help you distinguish them The Human Voice Each voice is capable of many different singing qualities Art music voice types: o Soprano, alto, tenor, bass Opera composers use voice types to indicate different personalities
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Test 1 Notes 2 - June 13, 2008 "Color" in Music...

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