- Musicians had higher status and pay
- Vocal music > instrumental music
- Enhance meaning and emotion of text
- Chiefly polyphonic; also homophonic
- Sounds fuller
- Flowing rhythm
- Uninterested in expressing emoti
MUSHL 101 CONCERT REPORT
Due in class the last week of lectures (December 8-11)
You must attend a live performance of Western (Classical) Art Music and write a 2-page,
double-spaced typed report on what you hear at the performance using the musical termin
Open Book Quiz
20th Century Music
This assignment will be graded and count towards your overall grade. It is in your best interest to put as much effort into answering
these questions as possible.
If your answers run onto two or more pages, plea
Joseph Haydn (1732 1809)
Hoboken Catalog of Works:
Major & Minor Scales
Section # _
Print Name _
To do the exercises below, you will need to review the section on the CHROMATIC SCALE and the MAJOR
SCALE and MINOR SCALES (pp. 46-49). Formulas for these scales are made up of hal
PART II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance
The Middle Ages (450-1450)
- 450: Time of migrations, upheavals, and wars
- 1450: Period of cultural growth: Romanesque churches and monasteries (1000-1150) and
Gothic cathedrals (1150-1450) were constructed, towns
The year 1600 is roughly the time opera was born, and music styles in general made a radical
break from those of the Renaissance. The death of Johann Sebastian Bach, in 1750, also makes
sense, as his colossal skill (along with George Frideric Handel's)
Timbre/Color; the four families of orchestral instruments; the human voice
- music provides entertainment and emotional release
- live performances provide special excitement
Chapter 1: Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
- Sound begins with the vibrat
Chapter 5: Melody
- Melody is a series of single tones that add up to a recognizable whole.
- A melody begins, moves, and ends; it has direction, shape, and continuity.
- The up-and-down movement of its pitches conveys tension and release, expectation and
GUIDELINES FOR THE FINAL EXAM
The final exam will be similar to the midterm in that there will be a Listening Section with
approximately 6 musical examples to identify and a multiple-choice Written Section that will cover
terms and concepts in t
Sonata Form almost always used in Movement I, sometimes the last movement. The
tempo is usually allegro. In performance, the Exposition is often played twice before
moving on to the Development section. In a concerto, the orchest
Name: Lisa Choo
Musical Work: Fantasy on Greensleeves, from the Opera Sir John in Love
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Performers: Department of Music Orchestra
Venue: Assembly Hall (HN Building)
Date of Performance: 11/5/12
1) The instrument
1. Uses of music
2. Music as sound
d. Waveform/ Timbre
3. Quick discussion or texture and form, listening exercise (Firebird)
Uses of Music
Min Kyoung Cho
Professor Jordan Stokes
Introduction to Music
I Puritani - A te O Cara
A beautifully written piece representing bel canto technique called A te, o cara was
composed by Vincenzo Bellini in 1835. The piece was a part of an cla
pitch: relative highness or lowness of a sound
tone color: (timbre): quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice
dynamics: degrees of loudness or softness in music
pp: pianissimo: very soft
January 29th, 2016
Elements (basic parts of music)
Pitch- one consistent sound, each will have a frequency, relative highness or lowness.
Frequency- number of times per second that something vibrates back and forth.
*Every time, theres a high pitch, there
Group Presentation Guidelines:
Groups will give a 15-20 minute presentation on a musical subject outside the realm
of the Classical music we study in class. You will have access to all technology
available in the c
Fundamentals of Music Review Terms
Dynamics- How loud or soft the sound is. Examples: forte, piano, crescendo,
Timbre/Tone-Color- Quality of sound.
Rhythm- Duration of sound.
Beat- Refers to
Baroque Review Sheet: Term List
Basso Continuo- Group of accompanimental instruments. Bass or cello plays bass line.
Harpsichord doubles the bass line and fills in the rest of the harmony.
Opera- Sung Drama. Staged with costumes and sets etc.
Review Sheet for Introduction to Music Final
Romanticism-The Ideal of Art; Art for Arts Sake. To suffer so deeply for art or love is a
philosophy of this era.
Miniature Pieces- Short Pieces that may or may not be part of a set.
The Life of Ralph Vaughan Williams and
the Acknowledgement of Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams was born in the late 1800s and lived a
successful musical life into his 80s. Vaughan Williams work