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Study Guide for Exam 1

by: Harmony Long

Study Guide for Exam 1 Music 102

Harmony Long
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
GPA 2.8

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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Harmony Long on Monday September 19, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Music 102 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania taught by Dr. Gifford Howarth in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 112 views. For similar materials see World Music in Music at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Created: 09/19/16
World Music Exam 1 Study Guide Section 1: What Is Music?  5 Propositions of Music: 1. The basic property of music is sound 2. The sounds and silences that comprise a musical work are organized 3. Sounds are organized into music by people thus music is humanly organized sound 4. Music is the production of human intuition and perception 5. The term music is inescapably tied to western culture and its assumptions Ethnomusicology – combining history, anthropology and other disciplines in order to study the  world’s music Musicultural – a phenomenon where music is sound and music and culture are mutually  reinforced Diaspora – an international network of communities linked together by identification with a  common ancestral homeland and culture Sound: Duration: long vs. short rhythm Frequency: pitch Amplitude: loud vs. soft Timbre: sound quality or “tone color”  Measured VS. Unmeasured Western music is grouped in 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s (sometimes 5’s or 7’s) Non Western Music can be grouped as large as 68, 108, or 256 Features of Melody Melodic Range – the ditance from the highest to the lowest pitch in the melody Melodic Direction – combination of ascending or descending movement within a melody Melodic Character – “leaps” in melody  Melodic Contour – overall shape of the melody Scales Organization of pitches = Scales Western Scales  12 pitch scale = major (happy) / minor (sad)  5 pitch scale = pentatonic  6 pitch scale = blues (jazz) scale Non Western Scales  Gamelan = 5 pitch scale  India = 22 pitch scale   Middle Eastern = 24 pitches (microtones) Instrument Categories 1. Chordophones – string instruments: guitar piano, violin, dulcimer, harp, piano 2. Aerophones – instruments that need air to produce sounds: flute, trumpet, bag pipes,  panpipes, pipe organ, tinwhistle, didjeridu  3. Membranophones – the sound comes from a vibration of a membrane: drums, timpani,  hand drums kazoo 4. Idiophones – the sound comes from the vibration of the instrument itself: steel drums,  xylophone, gongs 5. Electronophones – electronic instruments KEY TERMS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW!!!!!  5 propositions of music   Ethnomusicology  Musicultural   Diaspora  Pitch, pulse, rhythm   Melody, harmony, and chord  Features of a melody  Timbre  Instrument catagoires  Textures – monophonic/heterophonic/polyphonic Unit 2: Native American Music Elements: singing, dancing, drumming Pow­wow – a cultural gathering and social activity that can last from a few hours or a few days Northern Style Singing – most popular, sounds painful, is started when very young to develop  vocal chords, traditionally all male Southern Style Singing – less people, does not use a host drum Host Drum – made out of a single hollow tree with natural skin. The host drum is a she and is a  living entity. The drum is used at pow­wows and is member of the community.  Everything is very connected to nature Gamelan Music


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