Lecture One

Lecture One - Lecture One Why do we listen to music It gives us pleasure It affects our minds and bodies It intensifies and deepens our feelings It

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Lecture One 8/25/10 Why do we listen to music? It gives us pleasure It affects our minds and bodies It intensifies and deepens our feelings It heightens the emotional experience of events Listening to music— a physical reaction to a disturbance in our environment A sound machine creates a vibration –> creates sound waves –> processed by the inner ear –> converted into electrical signals –> transported by neurons –> primary auditory cortex in the center of the brain –> increased dopamine- mood enhancement drug! Musical waves- smooth, regular waves Low pitch sounds vibrate slowly High pitch sounds vibrate rapidly Musical sounds tend to be regular in their vibration Acoustic remain the same but the means of capturing and preserving sounds have been constantly evolving. Up until 900 CE most music was passed down orally. At around this time the Benedictine monks began to find ways to notate their religious chants. Around 1250 more popular styles of music began to be notated.
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2010 for the course MUS. 1751 taught by Professor Houser during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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Lecture One - Lecture One Why do we listen to music It gives us pleasure It affects our minds and bodies It intensifies and deepens our feelings It

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