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Chapter 1 – Lecture 1 – September 9 Classical music Classical music is called “serious” music, or “art” music Possesses subtle qualities of expression, proportion, and balance( A ) Contains multiple levels of musical activity Rewards intensely(h ) active listening Popular music Composed in a style that most people want to hear Pop cd’s outsell classical cd’s 10 to 1 Musicians can be as talented and skilful as classical musicians Once thoughts not to possess multiple levels of musical activity Some argue Adorno for example that it tends not to reward active listening o Multiple hearings do not provide the listener with different interpretationshhh h o Listeners soon tire of the American top 40 Attending a concert of Classical Music
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Unformatted text preview: • Preparation o Became familiar with the music by listening to recordings o Learn the history of the composers and compositions Cultural Practice of Classical Music concerts • The audience is actively engaged in listening; don’t talk during the performance • Applausehhh h: o Applaud when the conductor or soloist walks onto the stage o Do not applaud between movements, but only at the end of the entire composition or set 4 steps to become a good listener • Focus solely on the music (active-vs-passive listening) • Work toward improving your musical memory and auralh skills • Learn to recognize forms, compositional techniques, and styles • Practice the more you use your aural skills the better they become...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course MUSIC 10026 taught by Professor Safd during the Spring '10 term at California Coast University.

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