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June 09, 2008 What is music? What is classical music? Popular Music – songs, lyrics convey meaning, less music detail= short-term use Art Music – instrumental, music conveys meaning, greater musical detail = repeated listening June 10, 2008 Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Listen to the song from the commercial “Beef its what’s for dinner” Hoedown, a movement from his ballet, Rodeo Three Layers of Listening o Sensual – senses perceive and enjoy music, but without conscious consideration o Expressive – attempt to apply some sort of meaning to the music o Musical (Or Active Listening) – focus attention on the music itself Steps to Active Listening Collect information about the piece Focus solely on the music Remember what your hear (repetition vs. contrast) Listen to the piece more than once Study Pieces o Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Orchestra, symphony, movement “Fate” motive, lyrical melody
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o Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
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Unformatted text preview: Concerto Motive and chords, sweeping melody o Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Symphonic poem “Nature” theme June 11, 2008 Rhythm • Beat – an even pulse that divides the passing of time into equal segments • Tempo – the speed at which the beat occur o Grave (40-60) – slow, solemn o Andante (76- gets speeds on tempo o 3 o 4 • Meter – a recurring group of stressed and unstressed beats o Basic types of meter Duple (2 beats): stability Triple (3 beats): a sense of the movement • Measure – in written music, the grouping of beats according to the meter of the piece • Melody – a series of notes arranged to form a recognizable unit • Aspects of Melody o Pitch – the relative position (high or low) of a musical sound o Phrase a self-contained portion of a melody, theme or tune At the store \ I bought \ a loaf of bread....
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