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Unformatted text preview: 9/6/07 1 Lecture 4, Sept. 6 Anglo-American Instrumental Music 9/6/07 2 organology - the study of musical instruments instruments may be viewed as tools for making music objects with spiritual significance things of beauty in themselves instrumental classification for what purpose? to organize collections to trace changes in construction and use to enable comparisons (e.g., manufacture, playing technique, cultural significance) 9/6/07 3 Instrument classification According to what principles? contexts : indoor vs. outdoor instruments musicians : mens vs. womens instruments functional divisions within an orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion primary sounding material (Hornbostel-Sachs): chordophone (string) aerophone (body of air) membranophone (skin/membrane) idiophone (rigid material of the instrument itself) 9/6/07 4 Fiddle: The Devils Instrument fiddles/violins & tunes were brought from Europe fiddles may be identical to violins or altered in some way or even homemade fiddling often differs from violin playing technique 9/6/07...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course MUSIC 26AC taught by Professor Brinner during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '07