MUS 165 Notes 3
MUS 165 Notes 3 MUS 165
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Matthew Michael on Friday September 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 165 at University of Southern Mississippi taught by Galit Kaunitz in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 139 views. For similar materials see The Enjoyment of Music in Music at University of Southern Mississippi.
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Date Created: 09/02/16
Matthew Michael Dr. Kaunitz MUS 165 Four Types of Composers Different Types - Spontaneously Inspired • Prolific, uncontrollable well of creativity - Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Mozart • Each wrote a song a day Best short musical compositions • - Constructive Type • The Mule • Musical themes that are fragmented. • Rough Drafts and hard work - Aaron Copland, Beethoven - Traditionalist • Bach, Giovanni Palestrina • Begins with a pattern, instead of a theme • Did not create new forms, but improved existing ideas. - Pioneer • Opposes conventional solutions. • “They basically just trip on acid” - Dr. Kaunitz • Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Edgar Varese. Pitch What is Pitch? - Sound wave vibrations • Our ears organize certain vibrations into recognizable tones. • Sound is a series of compressions and rarefactions in molecules in the air around us. • Notes in a scale. - Loudness • The distance of a sound traveling during an oscillation determines loudness. - Further distance traveled = Louder - Smaller distance traveled = Softer - Human Hearing • The range of human hearing is about 20 - 20,000 Hertz - Although we can hear the extremes of this range, we don't assign them to a pitch because they are difficult to identify. Emotional Content - Pitches combine to create melodies • High notes can signal excitement or urgency • Low notes can signal foreboding or sadness
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