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Music17 Lectures

Music17 Lectures - Music 17 Lectures 21:55 Monday Whoweare...

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Music 17 Lectures 21:55 1/9/12 Monday Who we are Instructor Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco Office: 1109 Office hours: Wednesday 11-12 [email protected] TAs Aviva Milner-Brage Office hours: Tue 11-12 [email protected] George Blake Why we interpret things in a certain way? Another view? What’s 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
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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 people’s 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
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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
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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
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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 in  culture
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