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± ¨ Music 106 – 160 ¨ Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Today’s Class ¨ Irving Berlin ¨ Elements of Music ¤ Beat, Rhythm, Meter & Measures ¨ A-A-B-A Form ¨ Technology and American Popular Song ¨ Frank Sinatra Irving Berlin ¨ Born in Russia in 1888 ¨ Musically l illiterate z ¨ Biggest early hit was l Alexander ` s Ragtime Band z (1911) ¤ Also wrote l God Bless America z ¨ Wrote for Hollywood in the 1930s ¤ l Cheek to Cheek z ¤ l Puttin ` on the Ritz z ¤ l White Christmas z l Puttin ` On the Ritz z (1926) ¨ Sung by Fred Astaire ¨ Written by Irving Berlin Elements of Music: Beat Music has a pulse Unit of pulse is called a beat 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Elements of Music: Rhythm The arrangement of sounds in time Encompasses beat, tempo and meter 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
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± Dividing the Beat: Eighth Notes, Triplets, Sixteenths Ground rhythm: 1 2 & 3 4 & Eighths Triplets Sixteenths 1 2 3 4 Other Rhythmic l Distributions z That is to say, , , l Rhythms z 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1
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