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MUL2010 Day 1 and Chapter 1 Notes

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These notes cover the discussions from syllabus week (What is Music), as well as the information discussed in Chapter 1(Music in the brain, Music in Culture, and Classifying Music).
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Date Created: 01/13/16
MUL2010 1/7/2016 - 1/12/2016 What is Music? Series of sounds Anything with rhythm  Can be defined other ways, but all others ways are opinionated What do we do with Music?  Connect interpersonally  Form senses of identity Listen (active) Hear (passive)  Perform  Musicking: partaking in the music making process (performer, audience, producer,…)  Teach  Write  Analyze (Theories, *History, *Sociology, Neuroscience, Alchemy, Athletically, …) Why Study Music?  Generally speaking “the more you know, the more you know” o More understanding = better appreciation Chapter 1  Music in the brain  Music in Culture  Classifying Music Music In The Brain  Works all parts of the brain (left brain and right brain)  Trace music to all fields of study (except nuclear physics) due to its variety in how it is created, listened to, and preformed  Neuroscientists study effects of music on the brain and see the brain organizing music into patterns (Classical is hard to organize, therefore not understood or listened to as much)  Claims music in the brain is a muscle and with use you can understand more about music  Music requires learning, and has many constituent parts  “Mozart Effect”: listening to classical music makes you smarter o Not proven and was a flawed study, yet it led to good breakthroughs Is Music All About Emotion/ Where Does The Emotion Come From?  Composer, audience, performer, the music itself?  Music is a multisensory input! Dies Irae (1200s)  Latin for “the day of fire”  Piece of music used in Belioz- Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath  Is an example of Pre-existing Associations o Used by composers to help elicit emotion o Used by audience to comprehend emotion in the music  Indexicality- when music co-occurs with an event or experience and we associate the two Music In Culture  History and Genre of music help identify separate cultures o Spirituals vs Reggae vs Mariachi  Show cultural markers (national anthems)  Can function as a communicator (songs created by slaves to aid escape)  The cultural context of the music helps to understand the piece itself Cultural Classifiers of Music  Geography, nationalism, religion, holidays, language, race, age, sex, class, money How We Classify Music?  Six Main Eras: (known an Western Art Music) o Medival/ Ancient o Renaissance o Baroque o Classical o Rothntic o 20 Century  Some say 21 century music should be separate from 20 , due to use od auto tune  Genre: o Country o Pop o Hip Hop o Rap o Rock and Roll o Blues o 80’s o ETC…


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