Music 125 Week 1
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Music 125 M W 12120pm CRN 36881 Week 1 Lecture Notes Corresponding Readings Text p 6888 Monday March 31 2014 John Cage Died 1992 Wellknown composer of the 20 century Composed music using sound Recorded silence Cage made the argument that nothingness can be music 1952 Composed and recorded the piece 433 of Silence What is or is not music Cage made the argument that silence can be made into music because there was human intent behind it That is noise or lack of noise can be defined as music based on where there was human intent for it to be so Wednesday April 2 2014 History Medieval Period 4761450 476 The fall of the Roman Empire Music is a re ection of the time period it is composed in The medieval period and the music during that time had a still quiet nature There are few musical examples for this time period music was spread by word of mouth It was during this time that tings began to change and music began to be cataloged Sacred Music is music that is religious in nature Secular Music is everything else Monks and nuns developed musical notation in order to catalog music Gregorian Chant Pope Gregory the Great 540604 Also known as Plainchant or Plainsong No harmony one note at a time No instruments Texture Gregorian Chant not busy re ects the lives of the people in the medieval period Single line of melody Monophonic Monophony Mix of one and more than one person singing 3 Types of Chants The way lyrics are presented 1 Syllabic a single note per syllable 2 Neumatic a few notes per syllable 27 notes 3 Melismatic multiple notes per syllable Notation Modern Western Notations Terms to know Note heads Stems Flags Beams 5 lines Staff Clefs Treble G and Bass F
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