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UCSB Music 17 Winter 2012 UCSB Music 17 Worlds of Music Mid-term Study Guide Professor Hellier-Tinoco [email protected] From the questions below, 15 will be in the mid-term exam. This means that you can now study for the mid-term and prepare your answers. You will not need to bring a blue book – you will be given the exam paper, and you must write your answers in the spaces following each question (there will be more space than given in this study- guide). Please make sure that you write clearly and legibly – if it is too difficult to read your answer, you will not receive a grade. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: * You must write NO MORE THAN 3 sentences for each answer. (If you do, the excess sentences will be discounted). * If a question can be answered with bullet points or short phrases you do not need to use full sentences (e.g. “Name three ….). * All of your answers MUST relate specifically to lectures, sections, readings, and concerts that have been part of the course. 1. What is music, according to ethnomusicologist John Blacking? “Music is sound that is humanly patterned or organized.” 2. Give a description of the term “ethnomusicology.” The study of people making music and how it is used in their life and culture and how it becomes a way of organizing human activity. The study of people making music The study of music in culture The study of music as culture 3. Name and describe two elements of music. Rhythm: the time-relation between sounds Melody: the primary line music where tones go up and down in succession Harmony: different part from melody where the intervals between tones in sequence or simultaneously
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UCSB Music 17 Winter 2012 4. Name and describe three methods for undertaking ethnomusicological research. Collecting information: immersing yourself in the musical situation Gaining entry: going to a performance and practices/rehearsals to talk to musicians Participation and observation: Observing with recording equipment or participating in addition by learning and playing music 5. In relation to ethics, what must you always do when undertaking a fieldwork research project? You must always ask permission of the people involved. People have legal rights to privacy and to how they look, what they say or sing. 6.
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