Organizing Time: Rhythm
Sound over. TIME
Time must be organized
Otherwise, it's just noise
How to organize it?
I got Rhythm
Refers to the durational element in music
Relation between sound and time
So all music has rhythm,
How to prepare
review the reading and slides from classes
Isolate the terms and concepts make bullet lists
listen to examples over and over again rhythm, melody, texture and harmony, form, can you
hear what we discussed?
Listen to examples from Unit CD 1
Drama characters sing instead of speak
Music vs. Libretto
Italian for little book
Would often work with authors/playwrights
Most influential Baroque art form
Court (private) to public entertainment
Form, Genre, Style Making Sense of the Whole
What is an objects form?
We can see the high points, low points, the main idea, and points that are the same and differnet.
Architecture is frozen music - Goethe
Goethe what you mean?
How is music like
Jan 15 Music
Beyond One Melody: Texture
Rhythm (meter, tempo, etc), dynamics, tone colour, and melody all good ways to talk about
The blend of the various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of
music. - Liste
Harmony, Keys, and Mode
Texture all about layers
One melodic line, octaves yas! 1000 people singing same thing - YAS
Melody with accompaniment
Chordal (mass movement) More on chords today!
Row, row, row your boa
Jan 13 Music
Pick a Pitch Any Pitch
How high or low a sound is = Pitch
Pitch is a continuum, but
Most musical systems select particular pitches out of this continuum
A specified distance apart from one another
Pitches are this
Jan 11 Music
Pitch, Dynamics, & Tone Colour
The Properties of Sound
Vibrations per second
Size of vibrations
The time of sound over time
Music is sound over time.
How we the listener experience time as we move through it.
Makes the passing of time and how we experience it almost tangible.
Music is the art of sound in time (Listen, p.4)
The way time feels as we
The Baroque Era: Extravagance, Ordering
In music, the term used for European music from about 1600-1750
For more, see Listen, pg. 79-83 and 98-113
Associated with power, extravagance, exaggeration
True of much of the period's music, b