01 Lecture one. Thinking about Music

01 Lecture one. Thinking about Music - Genre Blues,...

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Introduction to World Music Music 133
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What I will talk about today: § Ways of thinking about Music, § … and how to talk about it § Class logistics § the syllabus § the textbook § Compass § grading § Looking ahead to research projects § your upcoming library demo
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Thinking about Music: the cultural context § “culture” – a problematic term § cultural § cultural production
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Aspects of Music § Sound of music § Ideas surrounding music § Behavior or activities related to the music (Ethnomusicologist Alan P. Merriam’s tripartite model. His seminal work is The Anthropology of Music )
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Thinking about music: organization and sound § rhythm and meter § melody § pitch § scale § interval § contour or shape § timbre § texture (“Harmony” in the book) § monophony § heterophony § polyphony § homophony § form § AABB (for example) § cadence
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Other aspects of music:
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Unformatted text preview: Genre Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Hip-hop symphony, polka, waltz lullaby, lament Aesthetics Beauty Movement Activities involving Music Composition Transmission oral or written formal instruction or imitation The textbook Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the Worlds Peoples, Shorter version, 3rd edition. 3-cd set (bundled with the textbook) available at the UI bookstore No other textbook or cds may be substituted. Syllabus QUIZ next week!! Chapters will not be read in order! After Chapter 1, the first chapter we will read is: Chapter 10: The Arab World Find out and remember your TAs name Read about the options for the final project Note dates of exams...
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