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Unformatted text preview: Music 17 Lectures 21:55 1/9/12 Monday Who we are Instructor Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco Office: 1109 Office hours: Wednesday 11-12 Rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu TAs Aviva Milner-Brage Office hours: Tue 11-12 avivamb@gmail.com George Blake Why we interpret things in a certain way? Another view? Whats in a name? Different musical styles around the world Studying how music changes from different cultures and countries and how they interact with each other Traditional, non-western, ethnic, exotic WORLDS OF MUSIC MUSICS OF THE WORLD What is music? Ex: Postal workers cancelling stamps at the University of Accra, Ghana, Africa making music while working To make time pass and get them through work Melody, Harmony, Meter, Rhythm The Soundscape Sounds in the environment Movements rustling, pencils clicking, typing Breathing and salivating What is music? According to ethnomusicologist John Blacking: music is sound that is humanly patterned or organized. Sound as music or non-music (soundscape) Why study music? Understanding difference and other people Understand myself Pleasure/challenge What is culture? A peoples way of life Learned and transmitted through centuries of adapting to the natural and human world NOT high arts as is sometimes used (western classical music) Music-culture Is music a universal language? Evokes emotion Able to communicate Music can create connection Music is NOT a universal language People in different cultures give music different meanings not inherent in music 1 /11/12 Wednesday Soundscape: sounds of a particular space, both human and What can you hear in a soundscape? In the soundscape, what would you classify as music and why? Music is contextual, meaning of music changes How is this soundscape part of a music-culture? This land is your land Songwriter: Woody Guthrie, 1940, recorded in 1944 Grandfather of topical, political folksongs in the USA Function National identity, pride, unification Pete Seeger US folk revival Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA Tao Rodriguez (related to Seeger) Behind them a choir of children Creating a big family of music Musical Elements Rhythm Time-relation between sounds Meter Melody Harmony Intervals between tones In sequence OR simultaneously (chords) Texture interweaving Monophonic mono = single; phono = voice Drone (unchanging) Heterphonic same melody Pitch low or high air vibrations between pitches Form Structure Instrumentation Timbre Ethnomusicology is 1. The study of people making music People make music by: making/constructing the idea of music, producing the sounds they call music 2. The study of music in2....
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Music17 Lectures - Music 17 Lectures 21:55 1/9/12 Monday...

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