o Motown is a word used to describe a series of interrelated smaller companies
under one big name. 59 he forms Motown record corporation
Tamla records (later Motown/gordy)
He formed jobete publishing co.
64- formed international talent management
o another tape.
Discussion notes 1/30 listening is active while hearing is passive
Active listening is how we internalize and interpret and understand things. This also
makes us remember things, this makes us individual with our own opinions and
Marginalized as hillbilly music and was insulting because it described
people with no world experiences. But it was coined because most said
yea we are hillbillies and we are proud
It appealed to lower income whites.
The term hillbilly fell out of use d
o when mass production of music sound began. People have different opinions
about when music really became popular when it became cheap or easy to hear
Early recording studio
Mass producing sound recordings
o Music was not the earliest use of
The Study of Popular Music
o Why study music? Alan P Merriam quote claims that it reaches into, shapes and
often controls so much human behavior.
o Define music, popular music.
Music humanly organized sound, organized sound in culture
Popular Music musi
o ASCAP grants licenses to radio stations, TVs, night clubs, etc, so that they can
use any ASCAP song without being sued. These fees are then distributed to the
members of ASCAP.
o 1894 first transmission of sound wirelessly
o 1906 first musical tra
Folk music revivial
o Many moments where folk music became prominent. Late 19th century, great
o The folk revival referes to the 1950s and 1960s popularity of new recordings of
old folk music
o Musical interest in folk music by college age stu
o 1910 to 1930s blues popular for sale as sheet music (marketed to mainly white
middle and upper class)
o 1910 blues as recordings sung by white people
o 1920s to present blues recorded by black performers mostly by women in 20s
o 1925-1940 folk s
o Segregation on pop music and race records still have effect on todays music.
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1946 there was 5.6 million high school student in the u.s. In 1957 us teens were spending
9 billion dollars a year. In1959 the major record c
o Mid to late 1960s. rejection of middle class, mainstream sensibilities (mostly by
middle class 16-30 year olds)
o Music was central to counterculture.
o Time/life history of rock n roll
Drug Use in Counterculture
o Difference b
o Hw note! For journals might ask what is going on during a chorus, verse, or
break in each song in terms of which instruments are being played and etc you
will have to find the verse chorus and blah blah blah by yourself though.
o Listening journals are
Math120R: Precalculus Test 1 Review, Fall 2016
Sections 1.3-1.5, 1.10-1.11, 2.1-2.7
Note: This study aid is intended to help you review for test 1. Do not expect this
review to be identical to the actual test 1 given in your class.
Multiple Choice Practic
SONGWRITING PROJECT PART ONE
To learn about song structure in popular songs.
To gain confidence in your ability to express yourself through lyric-writing.
To increase your respect for the quality of even the worst pop lyrics, by
Songwriting Project Part Two
To introduce students to the process of recording music, as well as the strengths and
limitations of recording inexpensively.
To convey the difficulty in creating variety in reco
Final Exam Study Guide MUS 109 Fall 2013
SHORT ANSWER (100 Words):
1. Why is Hip Hop a Noun and a Verb?
Culture and the commodity
Problem and the promise
2. Describe three ways in which 1960s soul music reflected the Gospel tradition.
1. Which of the following did Berry Gordys assembly line address?
a. Choreographed dances for songs; practice handling hecklers; ability to conduct
2. Paul McCartney and Phil Spector shared a similar vision for what the Beatles last album, Let
Popular music in the past fifty years has used relatively few instruments
Pitch refers to the highness and lowness of a sound
Rhythm refers to how music exists in time
A songs ch
WolfgangAmadeusMozart (1756-1791), one of the most amazing child prodigies
in history, was born in Salzburg, Austria. By the age of four he could tell his father when
his violin was one quarter of a note off. At six he could play the harpsichord and violi
Euterpe PolyHymnia Calliope Terpsichore Urania Melpomene
The muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who inspired poets, speakers, musicians, and
artists. Originally there were only 3 muses, who inspired the playing of
S cottJoplin (1868-1917), the "King of Ragtime" music, was born near
Linden, Texas on November 24, 1868. He moved with his family to
Texarkana at the age of about seven.
Even at this early age, Joplin demonstrated his extraordinary talent for
RobertSchumann (1810-1856) in many ways embodied musical
romanticism. His works are intensely autobiographical and usually have
descriptive titles, texts, or programs. He expressed his essentially lyrical nature
in startlingly original piano pieces and
G iovanniPierluigidaPalestrina (Born in Palestrina (Praeneste) or
Rome, 1525, latest February 1, 1526 February 2, 1594 in Rome) was an
Italian composer of Renaissance music. He was the most famous 16th
century representative of the Roman School of music c
The Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez (ca. 1440-1521) developed a personal
style by adding to the northern, contrapuntal idiom the text-oriented chordal writing of
Italian masters. His works were described as models of the "perfect
JohannesBrahms (1833-1897) was a romantic who breathed new life into
classical forms. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, when his father made a
precarious living as a bass player. At thirteen, Brahms led a double life: during the day
he studied piano, mus
Date_ Section _
In-Class Listening Review
Title of Piece_
Listening instructions: While listening to this piece of music, keep in mind the following four
areas. Write neatly in the space provided. B
The Greek poet Homer was born sometime between the 12th and
8th centuries BC, possibly somewhere on the coast of Asia Minor.
He is famous for the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, which
have had an enormous effect on Western culture, but very little i
To the Trinity be praise!
God is music, God is life
that nurtures every creature in its kind.
Our God is the song of the angel throng
and the splendor of secret ways
hid from all humankind,
But God our life is the life of all.
Born in 1659, Henry Purcell was the finest and most original
composer of his day. Though he was to live a very short life (he
died in 1695) he was able to enjoy and make full use of the
renewed flowering of music after the Restoration of the
A Letter From Ludwig von Beethoven to his brothers
written while coming to grips with going deaf.
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), one of the first French romantic composers and
a daring creator of new orchestral sounds, was born in a small town near
Grenoble. His father, a physician, sent him to Paris to study medicine, but he