Irish music - MUSIC OF IRELAND NORTHERN IRELAND (part of...

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MUSIC OF IRELAND
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NORTHERN IRELAND (part of United Kingdom) Irish Protestants (2/3 population) Irish Catholics (1/3 population) REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (independent since 1949) 90% Catholic 1840s - Irish potato famine 1950s post-World War II urbanization 1960s folk song revival
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SEAN NOS – “OLD WAY” SONGS • melodic ornamentation • rhythmic phrasing • deeply felt emotional expression
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4 basic properties of tones (musical sounds) • duration – how long or short a tone is • frequency, referred to as pitch – how low or high a tone is • amplitude, referred to as dynamics – how loud or soft a tone is • timbre – tone color
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TINWHISTLE (also known as pennywhistle) aerophone
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Western music (popular, classical) – uses a system of 12 pitches many cultures utilize microtones, sounds that exist between our tones, though Western musicians wouldn’t play them, saying these are “out of tune” These 12 pitches are organized into relationships called scales, upon
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