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Mike Mesrobian MUS185 1/30/09 Three Modes of Listening -Sensuous mode……do you like the music -Expressive mode ….a theme to the music -“Sheerly musical” mode…. Concert Reaction Papers -grab a program, take notes -write a first draft immediately after the event -be sure to address the three required areas: context, performance practice, repertoire -revise -repertoire - at least one piece in detail….zero in on at least one piece -consult the rubric -attach stub or program to the back 2/11 Bunraku Theater - Japanese puppet thater - Developed first in the early 1600s - Middle (merchant) class entertainment - Very life-like; capable of emotional expression - 3 operators Music in Bunraku Provided by two-person team, seated at R of stage Narrator (tayu) + shamisen player The tayu does the narration and provides all the character voices Puppeteers do not speak Performs from a book, not from memory
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Unformatted text preview: 3 styles of vocal delivery: singing (ji) speaking (kotoba) half-speaking, half-singing (ji iro) Learning Bunraku One-on-one Master teacher Rote 2/25/09 West African Percussion Ensemble 4 possible functions: Timekeeper, plays 1 ostinato rhythm without change throughout the piece Emphasis of the time keeper Supporting drums Lead (or Master) drum 2/27/09 Xylophone: Tuned idiophones Keys made of wood 5 tone (pentatonic) scales are common range: about 3 octaves (about 15 keys) played by one person buzzing timbre common (produced via modified gourd resonators) African xylophones are fixed key instruments Example: amadinda xylophone from East African Buganda people Pentatonic scale 12 keys (2 octaves + 2 extra notes) Loose key design (no resonators)multiple players (3 for the amadinda) Bar struck on edges with wood sticks...
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