Notes Music History Music is also Big Business
Music is also Big Business!
Creativity and artistic expression aside, music is often produced first and
foremost to MAKE MONEY!
Throughout history, composers have had to write music for certain occasions an
Notes Music History Characteristics of 20th Century Music
Characteristics of 20th Century Music
Break every existing rule
Challenge the ear
Challenge the mind
Respect the past - look toward the future
If it doesnt work - copy the past
Styles of Music
Notes Music History 20th Century Music
What happened during the 20th Century?
World War I
The Great Depression
World War II - Holocaust
The Atomic Bomb
The Cold War
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Korean W
Notes Music History Music can help us to IDENTIFY things
Music can help us to IDENTIFY things
Products (used in advertising music and jingles)
Characters (used in films)
Place or location (used in films)
Time or era (used in films and TV)
Notes Music History Music Is All Around Us
Music Is All Around Us
To people in many cultures, music is completely intertwined into their way of life.
In small groups, list all the places and situations that you can think of, where you
are exposed to musi
Notes Music History Renaissance
Renaissance means rebirth- in this case, it was a rebirth of Greek and
It lasted from 1450-1600.
The middle and upper classes hired people to educate their children.
The printing press was inv
Notes Music History Romantic Period
The Romantic period began around 1830 and ended around 1900.
Yes, there was some overlap between the classical period and romantic period.
In fact, Beethoven bridged the two periods during his lifetim
Notes Music History Introduction
Middle Ages / Medieval
Mostly vocal music until 1100
After 1100, the church allowed instruments to be played.
The organ was the most popular then.
Most notated music was sacred
Why? The church ha
Notes Music History Ballad
Ballads were sung outside of churches and told stories.
Topics included love, war, and heroes.
Every other line rhymes within a verse ABAB
Medieval Listening Example
Notes Music History Baroque
Baroque refers to highly decorated music and art.
Unity repeating rhythms and melodic patterns
Sudden dynamic and tempo changes
Music was ornamented and improvised.
Orchestras begin to form