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The material on these slides (for Sep. 30, 2011) will not be tested on the first exam (Oct. 3, 2011). It will be addressed on the second exam.
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George Johnson in the recording studio (“The Laughing Song,” 1898)
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Thomas Edison’s Sketches for the phonograph invented in 1877
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An Early Gramophone (hand crank, acoustic recording)
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Early Challenges for the Record Industry • Acoustic Recording • Mass Production was impossible at first • High Cost • Limited Sound Quality
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Key Effects of the Recording Revolution Separates sound from its source. Makes repeatable what was transient and ephemeral Allows music to be shared across time, place, and culture. Recorded music treated as a “thing” or an “object”, and less of a social activity. Changes consumption habits of audience. Shifts the nature of the music business.
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Early Recording Milestones 1904 double-sided 78rpm record invented 1925 electric recording • microphones can isolate and amplify individual sounds • higher fidelity • growth of loudspeaker technology
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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