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SPCM 101:20 outline Atonality Purpose : To inform the class about Atonality as the underappreciated musical genre Introduction I. What is Atonality? a. Atonality is music that lacks a tonal center b. Music usually written after 1907; beginning of the Modern Period Transition: Hard to listen to, because of this lack of tonal center. Body II. Composers and Musical Selections a. Introduce piece: Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schoenberg - Play: 15-20 seconds - Schoenberg, father of Atonality, made the twelve-tone series - Twelve-Tone Series is a combination of all twelve tones in a chromatic scale. - As a composer, you must forget all the conventional rules and make up your own like Schoenberg did with the Twelve-Tone series. b. Introduce piece: Wozzeck by Alban Berg - Play: 15-20 seconds - Atonal opera - Very difficult piece to learn and sing Transition: Considering all the difficulties within learning atonal music, many critics are led to believe that Atonality should not be used as a form of music. Maybe many of you
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SPCM 101 taught by Professor Lefever during the Spring '07 term at Montclair.

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