1: One phonographic effect is the ability to stack tracks one on top of another in order to create effect.
This is called multitrack recording (MTR) or simply tracking. This was originally used to solve the problem
where in order to make a perfect recordi
Think of the listening act as one of the composer, audience, and performers would hear.
What is music?
-Combination of silence and sounds that expresses emotions and sounds
-Sound and time
-Sound as expression
-Sound events in ti
Sound Recording: Traits and Influences
Sound recording does more than simply record sound; it has profoundly influenced
modern music and musical culture
Phonograph Effect (something only P. Katz has made up)
Any change in musical behavior-li
Performance Practice 2
Robert Mogue patented the synthesizers, but got bored of it, so started making theremin
in North Carolina.
Historicists play Bach on the harpsichord
Transcendentalist play Bach on the piano
Its all in the (not notes
Music as a Creative Art
Concepts and Challenges of Performance
If you had to hear music in a way which you could never hear it again, you wouldnt take so
many things for granted (restaurants, elevator, stores).
What didnt change in the 19th centur
Where do we learn music?
Live music (concert)
Formal and informal tunes of music education
How do we remember these things? (Process)
Repetition and Practice
Jazz is most associated with improvisation, but other types (classical) are also. greatest
improvisers were Bach, Mozart, Chopin.
Improvisationexpressing ones true feelings (if youre playing someones piece, it might be in a
Sound Waves and Acoustics
Sound-vibrations that travel through the air or another medium [and can be heard when they
reach a persons or animals ear] (sound=vibration)
How is sound created?
-Sound is created when an object vibrates (striking an obj
Sound Waves and Acoustics 2
Summary of Acoustics Day 1
-Sound is vibration, which is the alteration of compressions and rarefactions of air
molecules moving through the air.
-Sound defined by their frequency (how many we hear each second) and am
Compose: com (together) + pose (put)
To give a position; establish a place for things; to put into proper (?) form
To place together, join, connect, aggregate
To arrange sounds in a pleasing, concordant, harmoniousannoying, discordant
Music in Public Life
Listening to History
The Public Sphere (from Jurgen Habermas)
A space where, through social interaction, political opinion becomes political
How interacting with other people can lead to transformation
Music Education 2
Formalized=need to practice, written out on manuscript
Formal things weve been exposed to are far more valuable than informal environments, but
informal is more important.
Suzuki-learning music by ear over reading musical notatio
Elements of Music
Essence and Effect
Example: think about the chemical formula for caffeine and apply it to music
Effect of Caffeine: more alertness, wakes you up, active, etc.
Caffeine does nothing at all unless you drink it; cigarettes do nothin
Music in Social Life
Music and the Everyday
Always a part of social life, even with its absencebecause it engages a sense we dont
normally talk about
What is my music?/What is our music?
music in some sort of a musical devic
Conditions and purpose: entertainment, ritual, contemplation, to move bodies (yoga, ballet,
dance), to provide atmosphere (airport/elevator music), to accompany images (movie scenes),
Intelligibility of the words
Critical Listening 2
What to Ask?
-abandon binary distinctions of categories (i.e., this is/isnt _ [music/jazz/good,etc])
-if its on your plate, its worth exploring
-ask how and why questions; seek to understand
-tear down barriers around wha
Tuesday (w/ Fauser)
Discuss: What is Music History, and Why Do We Do It?
Case study: Lessons from Aaron Coplands Appalachian Spring
Thursday (w/ Hughes)
What is Music History, and Why Do We Do It?
Who (do we look at)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes, bk. 1; 1910), mm. 1-15
A churchlike performance
We listened to a person who played it wrongmidway through, the performer played the
piece twice as fast (half notes
Unit 4 Written Assignment
Perl argues that art in its purest form is losing ground, and that instead of just being art,
it is now almost always an attachment to another aspect of society such as politics, education, or
criticism. As a re
MUSC 120 Unit 1 Written Assignment
Feint ft Coma: Snake Eyes (Drum and Base)
The piece is a Drum and Bass piece, featuring sounds predominantly in the lower
frequency. These take the form of either electronic sounds that make
Pieces Used: Penderecki de Sonoris Natura No 1 Mvt 1 [pdf includes referenced page + included reference page]; Dvorak New World
Symphony Mvt 4 [pdf is whole mvt score, will be referencing pages 69-72]
First of all it should be noted that the two pi
Concert Report 1
This past week, I went back to my old high school, East Chapel Hill High, to listen to
their orchestra concert. While this orchestra obviously wasnt as impressive as say, our orchestra
or even a high school level out of school
Concert Reflection 3
For my final concert reflection I went to see the Mens and Womens glee club concert. As with
the jazz band concert, I wasnt familiar with the genre, in fact, I would venture that I know even less
about glee club than jazz bands. The o
Concert Reflection 2
This past Saturday, I went to listen to the UNC Jazz Ensemble play in the Kenan music building.
Im going to go ahead and preface this reflection paper by saying that I dont know anything about jazz,
or jazz ensembles whats
Module 2: Elements of Music
Example: Caffeine: Essence and Caffeine
Molecular structure would be essence. Energy would be Effect. Without effect, no one cares about
On the same token, caffeine itself has no effect. Drinking caffeine however d
What is sound?
Noun: Vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a
persons or animals ear. (Oxford Dictionary of English)
Sound = vibrations (Measurable, real, tangible)
How is sound created?
Abkiirzungen unci Symbole Abbreviations and symbols' Signes d'abreviation
Monday, December 8, 2014
What is sound: Vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when
they reach a person's or animal's ear. SOUND=VIBRATION
How is sound created? When an object vibrates
Theory & Analysis
Chord Progression=skeleton of the human
Like language, music has structures and form akin to a grammar. For example, we can say that
like speech, music communicates in phrases. In vocal music, such phrases realize the narrative