M26Lecture02F08

M26Lecture02F08 - Music, Body, & Mind lecture 2, Sept....

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9/2/08 1 lecture 2, Sept. 2 Conceptual frameworks for studying music English roots of the American cultural mainstream Anglo-American ballads 9/2/08 2 Music is … intangible and evanescent physically engaging: you can feel it in your body, it makes toes tap, your body move emotionally engaging: music that you love, music that you hate; makes your heart ache or sing intellectually engaging: music can intrigue us with its complex patterning and meaningful because of all the above 9/2/08 3 We can study music as a culturally and socially constructed phenomenon … in relation to … the people who make and hear it, their conventions of social interaction. 9/2/08 4 We can study music in context defined by physical, social, cultural, and historical attributes physical setting outdoors, stage, club, house, church, etc. socio-cultural setting and function entertainment, background, ritual, etc.
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9/2/08 5 We can study music as process and as product or artifact can’t freeze music — it’s intangible and evanescent but we talk about songs as if they were
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