MUH 2012-02 8-31-10

MUH 2012-02 8-31-10 - Types of meter Duple groups of 2...

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MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture Tuesday, 31 August
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Professor Frank Kowalsky Three Pieces for Clarinet, by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) No. 1. Sempre piano e molto tranquillo:  = 52 No. 2. = 168 No. 3. = 160
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Dance is . . . “the art form that finds its expression through bodily movement” (John Chiego, The Musical Experience )
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Rhythm – the basis of music and dance Rhythm – the application of duration in music Tempo – speed Meter – underlying pattern or “grid” in/for rhythm (“Five, six, seven, eight . . .”)
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Unformatted text preview: Types of meter Duple groups of 2 beats (or 4 = 2+2 or 2x2) Triple groups of 3 beats Compound beats subdivided in 3s (within duple or triple) Two kinds of dance Social dance Theatrical dance Social Dance in the 18th century: the Minuet Moderate tempo Triple meter Associated with the nobility Minuet performance Social dance in the Romantic period: the Waltz Fast tempo Triple meter Associated with bourgeois society ball Moral issues Waltz demonstration...
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