Lecture 1 - February 2

Lecture 1 - February 2 - MUS 103 Lecture 1 February 2, 2009...

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MUS 103 Lecture 1 February 2, 2009 11 th Century - fundamental transformation, began writing music down - Decisions was a political and religious act, wasn’t considered a big deal o For memory stimulus o Based on desire by church leaders & politicians to reign in and control potentially volatile form of art o Felt it was powerful enough to get people to move in disorderly way - Music is only art that doesn’t have material presence Music - Patterned sound - Individual tones or sounds played high or low - Groups of sounds played in different textures - Also about movement, temporal art form, has capacity to distort time - Kinetic art form (resonates with our bodies). - Reminds us we’re alive b/c it stimulates us - Connects us with community - Reminds us we’re part of broad historical continuum Music moves through time in different ways. 3 different layers of time that move simultaneously: Pulse: the basic and steady unit of motion in Metric music. - - - - - - - - Rhythm: the particular patterns of musical sounds in time, how long there are held (their
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course MUS 103 taught by Professor Simona.morrison during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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Lecture 1 - February 2 - MUS 103 Lecture 1 February 2, 2009...

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