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Unformatted text preview: 1-16-08Steps to becoming a better listener:•Focuson the music•Work to improve your musical memory(specific things in the music that make that piece unique)•Listen for important sounds(which instruments and what style of music)•Practice listening for the first 3 pointsThree main types of music:1.Art or Classical music– goal is to create great art (sounds good)•There is a classical period roughly 1700-18002.Popular Music– much more simple and “popular”•The whole goal of pop music is to sell it3.Folk Music– created by amateurs for their own enjoyment•Not after a huge market – played for their own enjoymentThree layers of listening:1.Basic Listening– how you listen when you are sitting at a restaurant or shopping… background music (you just sense it’s there but you’re not really listening to it)2.Expressive Listening– you get some sort of meaning out of it, how things make you feel on the most basic level•Ex: When you say something is powerful music3.Musical Listening– you are really focused on the musicPICTURES AND EXPEDITION– first song we heard in class – powerful sounding Composed By….Modest Musorgsky– wrote a series of these musical works that correlated with certain paintingsCalled the introduction and is called promenade. POLISH OX CART – the painting is of a peasant being pulled in a cart by an ox on a long road… the cart gets further and further away as the music get softer and softerUses loudness and softness to make distance.TWO JEWS, RICH AND POOR - the slow and deep notes are the rich dude being mean and angry and the fast and high pitched notes are the poor dude begging for something.1-18-08Rhythm – organization of time in music. Divides long spans into smaller units. Gives shape or profile to the melody.Beat/Pulse – the underlying main rhythm of a piece. Music doesn’t HAVE to have a pulse, however most songs do have a pulse.Meter – when you take all the beats and divide them into some sort of regular groups. And each one of these groups is called a Bar/Measure.•Generally grouped into 2 beats but sometimes in 3 or 4 beats also•***Duple (one two one two one two)•***Triple (one two three one two three one two three)Irregular Meter –something you can’t really sway back and forth to Regular Meter – has a pattern you can sway back and forth toDown Beat – the first beat in the measurePick-Up – an upbeat that occurs prior to the first downbeat Accent – an emphasis or stress placed on a note or beatSyncopation – when you are displacing a natural accent from a strong beat to a weak beat… Tempo – the speed at which the beats are occurringLargo – something that is very slow and broad sounding Andante – walking pace … what a lot of marches are at … moving forward steadilyAllegro – fast pacedAccelerando – getting fasterRitardando – getting slowerRubato – when the pulse is not steady… getting faster then slower then faster then slower1-23-08Melody –...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course MUSC 200 taught by Professor Vogel during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08