Notes - Learn sound and sight of instruments Listening to...

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Learn sound and sight of instruments Listening to Music -Listening to music has a big effect on us - different modes can move someone to lustfulness and repentance -rouse men to war -chocolate and music both stimulate: produces dopamine Amygdala: emotion Hippocampus: memory -used to memorize -What is the attraction to popular music? Bass, catchy beat, tune, thick texture, charismatic vocals, understand the words, dance rhythm, blues scale, repetitive, wow factor -What’s the attraction to classical music? Bass, virtuosity, differing textures, beat, repetitive, dynamics, intensity, alternation in emotion, elevated thought, mind follows multiple parts, energy, imagery, compartmentalized (sectioned) Characteristics of Classical music: -Rhythm -Climaxes -Many instruments -Different lines -Melody -Supporting Harmony -Segments -Repetitive -Meter change -Acoustic instruments -Lasting power -Fancy -Escapism -Subdued beat -Fixed notation Characteristics of Popular music: -Rhythm -Several instruments -Melody ( vocals) -Supporting harmony -Segments -Catchy
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-Predictable harmony -Climaxes -Steady beat -Electronic inst. -Lyrics portray meaning -Revolves with reality -Memorized Two famous beginnings Beethoven’s 5 th 4 movements – sections -1 st Medium tempo -2 nd slow -3 rd Dance -4 th Faster Made the audience focus on the music, rather than socializing. Motive = short stand-alone musical gesture Beethoven made this rhythmic motif the basis of his whole piece. Expanded it into more than a motif Richard Strauss – Love theme from Romeo and Juliet Love theme from Romeo and Juliet Tone poem – Symphonic poem - One movement several sections – tells a story – programmatic Also Sprach Zarathustra- Written to describe the rise of a hero or superman Major building blocks of music -rhythm -melody -harmony Rhythm -the way we organize time in music.
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