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Unformatted text preview: The Study of Musical Instruments (organology) Musicology 139 Sound-producing objects Size/shape Some imitative of voice Some more flexible than voice Played alone/groups Greek Initially wind-activated or struck (includes strings) Greco-Roman system - strings, winds, percussion Music exerts power over humans Greek associations Apollo and kithara Dionysus and aulos Hindu system Recorded in 1 st c. B.C.E. Material: l strings, l winds l percussion (wood, metal) l percussion (skin heads) Hornbostel and Sachs Classifcatory system (1914) Based on 3 parts: l Starter l Vibrator/oscillator l Resonator/amplifier Idiophones Sound produced by vibrating of instrument itself Includes l Rattles, claves, etc. l Glass l Human body l Other l Angklung l kolitong Membranophones Sound produced by stretched membrane Includes l Drums l Friction drum cuica of Brazil l Tuned drums taganing of Indonesia l Kazoos Chordophones Sound produced by vibrating string(s) Includes l Fiddles l Lutes l Zithers l Cimbalom of Eastern Europe l Dan bau of Vietnam Aerophones...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course MUSICAL 139 taught by Professor Castro during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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