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Music as a World Phenomenon: Unit 1- Study Guide

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This is a study guide that covers the first unit: preface and chapters 1, 2, 3
Music as a world phenomenon
Andrew Shahriari
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Music, Kent State University
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Music as a World Phenomenon -1 Unit 1: Study Guide Vocabulary  4 Parts of Music o pitch, volume, duration, and quality  Accent o something that is emphasized/stressed  Aerophone o a vibrating column of air produces the sound  Aural/Rote o using your ear to learn, not written notation, "oration tradition"  Beat o the regular pulse of the music  Chord o at least two notes played together  Chordophone o vibrating strings are the source of sound production  Classical Music o orchestra, instrumental, non-synchapated, organized in movements, formality o music created in context of surplus wealth, years of practice  Comparative Musicology o An early term for the field that became ethnomusicology, when research emphasized comparisons of folk and non-western music with western practices  Conjunct o notes that are close together  Consonant o sounds right together  Cultural relativism Music as a World Phenomenon -2 Unit 1: Study Guide o a research approach embraced by ethnomusicologists that encourages the acceptance of differing cultural perspectives  Disjunct o notes that are far apart in range  Dissonant o builds suspense, almost sounds sour  Dynamics o how loud or soft a sound is  Ensemble o a group  Ethnocentrism o the culture you were raised in shapes your beliefs, "people-centric" o The unconscious assumption that one’s own cultural background is “normal” while that of others is “strange” or “exotic”.  Ethnomusicology o the study of the relationship between culture and music o the scholarly study of any music within its contemporary cultural context  Phases of Ethromusicological Research (4 basic phases) o (1)Preparation  Research and prepare by learning as much as possible, learn language, need recording equipment & knowledge to deal w/ both technical &social issues o (2)Field Work  Few days to several years, the more you experience the more it is that you feel needs to be understood o (3)Analysis and (4)Disseminate  Spreading info widely by technology, writing, etc.  Extramusical Music as a World Phenomenon -3 Unit 1: Study Guide o outside of the actual music  Fieldwork o The first-hand study of music in its original context, a technique derived from anthropology  Folk Music o older, passed down, tells a story, acoustic, meaning "people," informal o music created & performed by people of modest means, requires less energy  Folklore o The study of orally transmitted folk knowledge and culture  Form o the "roadmap" of the musical piece  Genre vs Style o Specific type of composition vs Characteristics  Harmony o a supporting part to the melody  Heightened Speech o Listeners from one culture misjudge sounds from another culture by assuming, from their own experience, that this or that performance is song.  Heterophonic o different sound  Hocket/Interlocking o two parts coming together to make a whole  Homophonic o same sound  Idiophone o the instrument itself vibrates to produce the sound  Improvisation o spontaneously making something up Music as a World Phenomenon -4 Unit 1: Study Guide  Interval o the distance between two notes  Melismatic o multiple pitches per syllable  Melody o a string of pitches, the most recognizable  Membranophone o the source of sound production is a vibrating membrane  Meter o the way the beats are organized  Monophonic o one sound, one line of music  Organology o the study of musical instruments through their classification  Ornamentation o an embellishment of a melody  Ostinato o a part that is reprinted, rhythmic pattern  Phrase o a segment of music that goes together  Pitch o a frequency, a certain note/tone  Polyphonic o multiple sounds  Popular Music o changing, mass-market, current, repetition Music as a World Phenomenon -5 Unit 1: Study Guide o widely disseminated by various types of media and supported by a broad base of relatively casual consumers; needs to appeal to a broad spectrum of the population to be success.  Range o the highest and lowest that occur  Rhythm o the feeling of movement in time  The Sachs Hornbostel o classification system of music into idiophone, membranophone, chordophone, and aerophone  Scale o specific group of notes arranged in a particular order  Semiotics o The study of signs and systems of signs, including in music.  Song vs Piece o The music has words vs The music does not have words  Strophic o repeated portions  Syllabic Text Setting o one pitch per syllable  Syncopation o unexpected to the regular pulse  Tempo o the speed of the music  Text Setting o the relationship of words to melody  Texture o light or dense, the amount of things happening Music as a World Phenomenon -6 Unit 1: Study Guide  Through-composed o new compositional material, nothing repeated  Timbre o how something sounds, how you can tell instruments apart, specific characteristics that define a sound  Traditional Music o beliefs and values, transmission  World o transcendence, foreign cultures - isolates


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