MUSIC100 Chapter 3 - M USIC100 Chapter 3 T HE ART OF L...

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Unformatted text preview: M USIC100 Chapter 3 T HE ART OF L ISTEN ING- The first and most important thing to know about listening to music is that you have to listen to a work several times to appreciate what is in it- A great composition repays repeated hearings, and some of the greatest works reveal something new every time you listen to them- This type of active listening is not easy at first; it takes practice; the secret of enjoying music, especially complicated and unfamiliar music, lies in your willingness to listen to a work more than once, and in the quality of your concentration as you listen Sound, Rhythm, and Dynamics- The main elements to notice are the sound , the rhythm , and the dynamics Words, “Blue Notes,” Rhythm, Swing, Improvisation- Swing is the rhythm you feel in a jazz piece that makes you want to move in some way – from dancing with your whole body to just tapping your foot Form, Tempo, Meter, keys, and Cadences- The next piece can help you appreciate how several musical elements can be...
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This note was uploaded on 01/01/2011 for the course MUSIC 100 taught by Professor J during the Spring '10 term at American College of Computer & Information Sciences.

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MUSIC100 Chapter 3 - M USIC100 Chapter 3 T HE ART OF L...

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