Chapter 3 Notes
Chapter 3 Notes MUS-22121-001
Popular in Music As A World Phenomenon
Popular in Music
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Date Created: 05/20/16
WORLD MUSIC CHAPTER 3 ● the problem of the insider/outsider idea is that it doesn’t allow for a middle ground Value Systems and Hierarchies ● people tend to evolve value systems that dictate what kinds of music, what performers, and what instrument makers are considered better than others ○ who decides? ● the question is whether expressions of value are to be taken as matters of truth, opinion, or perspective Music & Identity ● groups and individuals often use music as a way to assert their unique ethnic qualities in relation to others ● along with other cultural elements, music shapes how people think about themselves and their role within a society Use vs. Function ● use = the ways in which music is employed in human society ○ can be easily observed ● function requires much deeper inquiry into the meanings of music ○ the study of function requires deep level cultural knowledge ● ritual = broadly applied to all situations in which formal patterns of behavior are repeated without question because they are seen to have meaning ○ sporting events ○ graduations ○ parades ● ex. singing the national anthem before football games ○ use = a step in a longer sequence of requisite events ○ function = to reaffirm national identity Music and Spirituality ● goes beyond the use and function of music in ritual because it ascribes to music the power to affect beneficial change in human health, both physical and mental ● music and ethnics = some believe that playing the music of Mozart for babies in the womb will have beneficial effect or that rock music potentially corrupts our youth Music & the Environment ● modern societies place a high value on music ● modernism taught that truth could be established ● post modernism teaches that truth is relative and has little validity beyond the person attempting to establish it ● composers are assumed to have the genius that leads to a work’s creation ○ in order to maintain control over all aspects of a work, the composer represents his ideas through graphic symbols called musical notation ■ must be played as written by performers ● they can add nuances, but they can’t violate the composer’s intention ● musical illiteracy = cultures without notation ● only certain aspects of music = such as pitch, melody, rhythm, form, meter can be depicted as notation ○ mood, timbre, and slight gradations of pitch cannot ● notation is usually skeletal = its function is to provide only what is necessary to cause performance Exchange & Adaptation ● as distinctive as a given musical culture can be, none developed without outside influence ● throughout history, distinctive musics have resulted not from isolation but from contact
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