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MUL 2010 week 2

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Intro to Music Literature January 11 and 13 notes
Introduction to Music Literature
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tori Ruby on Sunday January 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUL2010 at University of Florida taught by Bargrizan,Navid in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Music Literature in Music at University of Florida.


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Date Created: 01/10/16
January 11, 2016 Gyӧrgy Ligeti Poḗme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes  Music doesn’t have to have extramusical associations  Programmed music vs absolute music o Programmed music: music with extramusical (external) meaning and implications o Absolute music: music for music’s sake  Formalistic music has structure (compare to cubism and Picasso)  The definition of music is relative  Oxford Music Online o “Imposing a single definition flies in the face of the broadly relativistic, intercultural, and historically conscious nature of this dictionary”  What is sound? o Vibration of air around or in an object o Measured in hertz (waves per second)  What is noise? o White, pink, purple, etc o Sound particles (different sounds) pressed together Cathy Berberian Stripsody o Is it music?  Three stages of hearing o Hearing: the physical part- vibrations hitting the ear drum o Listening: intentional, understanding o Attentiveness: is a process/ art with concentration and consciousness  Analysis  Interpretation January 13, 2016  John Cage 4’33”  What is silence? o Absence of noise and sound o There is no silence o Harvard echoless chamber  How many types of music can you name?  One possible classification o World music: local and regional music traditions  Geographic and ethnic origins  Usually oral  Noncommercial  Ex. Balinese Gamelan o Popular music: usually appeals to a wider audience  Music industry  Mass media  Ex. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain o Western art music (classical music): specific body of work produced by the Western people from medieval until now  Notation  Composed by individuals  Stylistically diverse  Western Art Music  Medieval (400-1430) o Ex. Leonin’s Pascha Nostrum Organum  Two voice organum  Renaissance (1430-1600) o Ex. Palestrina’s Motet for 5 voices  Polyphony: simultaneous melodic lines  Baroque (1600-1750) o Monteverdi’s Opera L’Orfeo  Classical (1750-1820)  Romance (1820-1900)  Modern (1900-present)


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