Chap1MUH204LO - understanding This chapter will help you acquire familiarity with 1 Fundamental properties of sounds especially frequency amplitude

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Chapter 1 A. Overall Objectives You must understand the following concepts in order to listen more effectively: 1. Listening is the primary tool for understanding and enjoying music. Repeated listening to a single piece enables you to hear more and more, enhancing understanding and enjoyment. 2. Concepts and terms aid the process of learning to listen attentively; they increase awareness as they pinpoint specific elements of the aural experience. These elements need to be pointed out at first. 3. A musical experience is the cumulative result of several factors: elements of music working together (rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tone color, and so on); the effect of these sounds and associated words and images on the listener; and the listener’s interpretation of this effect based on past experiences and
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Unformatted text preview: understanding. This chapter will help you acquire familiarity with: 1. Fundamental properties of sounds: especially frequency, amplitude, overtones,and duration. 2. Musical concepts and vocabulary associated with these fundamental properties: especially pitch, dynamics, tone color, and rhythm. B. Listening Objectives After completing this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Distinguish between definite and indefinite pitch, and between high and low pitches. 2. Distinguish various degrees of loudness and identify crescendo and decrescendo. 3. Identify the sounds of different voices and instrument families. 4. Listen more attentively for basic elements of music....
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2008 for the course MUH 204 taught by Professor Sprowles,m during the Spring '07 term at University of Louisville.

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