Lecture 1 Outline - Timbre(Quality Music Fundamentals...

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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell LECTURE 1: INTRODUCTION People Making Music MUSIC CULTURE What is Culture? - What is Music? - Humanly organized sounds Related Cultural Terms Enculturation - Acculturation - Cultural change that occurs in response to extended content between two or more Appropriation - Change and Exchange Intra-cultural : into your culture Inter-cultural : Eurocentric biases Instruments Organology - Study of musical instruments Classification of instruments Aerophones: instruments in which the sound is produced by air vibration Chordophones: string instrument Membranophones: instruments, as a drum, in which the sound is produced by striking, rubbing, or blowing against a membrane Idiophones: 1
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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Music as Sound Physical Perceptual Frequency Pitch Amplitude Loudness (volume) Spectrum
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Unformatted text preview: Timbre (Quality) Music Fundamentals: Rhythm Polyrhythm Meter Duple Triple Compound meter Polymeter Non-metered (rubato) Music Fundamentals: Melody Scale Pentatonic Heptatonic Chromatic Microtonal 7 + or -2 Contour Inflection-How you interpret the music Ornamentation (dealing with singing) Syllabic – each different syllable has a different note Mellismatic – one or more notes are contained in one syllable 2 GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Music Fundamentals: Harmony Harmony - Interval – two notes sounding together Chord - Music Fundamentals: Texture Monophony – single melody Heterophony – two or more instruments or voices sing same melody but have different interpretation Polyphony - Music Fundamentals: Form Examples of musical form: 12-bar blues 32-bar AABA Sonata form Verse-chorus 3...
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Lecture 1 Outline - Timbre(Quality Music Fundamentals...

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