Table of Contents
About the Author
Introduction: I Love Music and I Love ScienceWhy Would I Want to Mix the T
1. What Is Music?: From Pitch to Timbre
2. Foot Tapping: Discerning Rhythm, Loudness, and Harmony
3. Behind the
WLBC (Radio Station) Blues Time - First radio show to play Rhythm and Blues. Intended for
blacks, white people soon started to like it.
New Orleans spawned the first blues artists.
Fat Domino - First artist that whites and blacks listened to
Concert Paper #1
On September 17, 2013 I attended the PanAmerican Music Festival, located at the Owen
Arts Center. I have been to a lot of concerts performed by music artists, not live music. For my
first experience I really enjoyed it. I loved th
Concert Paper 2
On sunday March 24 I attended Meadows concert choir; Meadows chorale and diva
dolce: I dreamed of rain, at the Caruth Auditorium. I was interested to see a chioral type
perfomance outside the traditional setting of a chur
Southern Methodist University
Meadows School of the Arts
Music: The Art of Listening
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Examinations and some quizzes will be taken on a laptop
computer (with current operating system) or iPad (2 or later). Y
Religious Ritual and Social Bond
- Religion as a bond
- way of organizing socially
Religion and Society
- centripetal union - unified communities
~ king was legitimized through Church's recognition of him as "god" on
~ king "appointed" by
Music History 1-24-2012!
Western Liturgy and Chant!
Why chant? Monophony: message most clearly made through a single
Importance of religion!
Roman liturgy and inuence of Western society!
music was not just an ornament!
Ideology & Music Thought:!
Monody & Early Madrigals!
Institutions and Music!
Church and music!
- Quadrivium: Astronomy, Math, Geometry, Music!
~ back then music was supposed to mathematically controlled and
~ quadrivium was of the prec
Review: Final Exam!
Music and Politics!
Music and identity!
- political and economic systems!
- confessionalism -> nationalism!
- coming from a time that was originally organized by monarchy, now it
was by idea of the land, be
Latin Crazy (1940s-1950s)!
U.S. after 1930s!
vaudeville, jazz, broadway, Latin musics!
Investments on tourism!
J.F.K., Nixon - Americas playgound!
Nightclub era - NY <-> Havana!
Havana was LAS VEGAS back then!
cant I have moar XD?!
Exam I Review!
- religion as a cohesive!
- "imagined communities"!
- who is "us" through performance of liturgy!
- Political history: Arab, Byzantine, western worlds!
Exam 3 Review!
Tradition: works, approaches, music elements?!
- stay as such, continuing the tradition!
Performance: historical process of engagement!
Tradition: rhetorical elements (reinvention)!
- for one generatio
Jamaica: from ska to reggae!
Early origins (line of ska)!
folk sources: kumina (religious drumming from west Africa),mento, revival music!
foreign sounds: r& b!
industry and media!
1960s Ska?: local r&b versions!
sacred > secular sensibilities!
17th Century and18th century - civil society!
started to separate themselves from monarch and church!
strozzi, vivaldi, handel!
started to compose stuff for rituals in these confrate
Music of Africa: Traditions of Jeli!
Jeli and oral memory!
- sense of common history and community!
specialized individuals in this tradition!
not anyone could be a Jeli, had to be a part of an already established Jeli
Inventing Tradition in the Baroque!
Tradition is a quest for the past, navigation of the past to make sense of it in the
the way we think about the past constantly changes!
thus tradition is always changing!
Instrumental Music -17th C!
Jazz Final Test Review John ZornWhite Saxophonist Naked City and Masada Quartet Learned guitar, piano, and flute as a child Mother was a professor, father was a hairdresser Founded the Theatre of Musical Optics His compositions were game pieces
John Knezevic Listening Project Classical Piano Sonata
When picking out a particular piano sonata, I came across a piano sonata written by Beethoven and that was the Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op. 13. I picked it purely because it is known as "
John Knezevic MUHI 1321-003 A New Musical Perspective from the Student Section
The event I chose to attend was the SMU football game versus our cross town rival the University of North Texas. The choice was fairly easy to me because in two years on
Notes for MUHI quiz 8 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Roots were firmly classical 3 style periods o Covers music building on the style of Haydn & Mozart o "heroic" works (i.e. Eroica/5th symphonies) o More abstract, introspective, and serene Symphon
MUHI 1321 The Art of Listening A Symphony of Salieri Classical composer, Antonio Salieri, is often a name you hear loosely associated with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born in 1750 in Legnago, Italy, Salieri was also a conductor, although he was greatly
Rock N' Roll History- 70s
Elton John Benny and the Jets Steely Dan Reeling in the years Led Zeppelin Black Sabbath Ozzy Osborne Started putting demonic shit with their music The Allman Brothers Band Funk Music Parliament/funkadelic Bob Marley Stevie
Rock n' Roll History
Laurie Anderson Introduced New York City into "Performance Art" First Track (Music Critic for the Morning News) o Eccentric o Somewhat disturbing o Spanish o Extremely weird o Like a poetry reading with people who want to someth