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Lecture 1 Notes

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Lecture 1 Notes MUSIC 325

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Notes for the first lecture.
Music in Cinema
Huck Hodge
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Rhythm, meter, Programmatic, Music, musical, Topic, Motives, motivic, organicism, leitmotiv
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kiana Notetaker on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUSIC 325 at University of Washington taught by Huck Hodge in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Music in Cinema in Music at University of Washington.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
Lecture 1  ● This course covers  ○ Film History and Theory  ○ Music History and Theory  ○ History of Philosophy  ○ Aesthetics  ○ Political Theory  ○ Psychology  ○ Film and Audio Production Techniques  ○ Electroacoustic Composition  ○ Etc.  ● What do you know about a piece of music just by listening to it?  ○ Who was it written for?  ○ How was it used?  ○ What sort of events might have been associated with it?  ○ How do you know this?  ○ What connotations does it have for us today?  ○ How has our understanding about this piece changed from when it was written,  and why?  ● Rhythm vs. Meter (meter is the foot, rhythm is the tempo of the melody)  ● Programmatic Music (Musical Narratology)  ○ Only becomes a distinct genre with the advent of purely instrumental music  because prior to the 19th century the dominant paradigm was vocal music, which  has extramusical content by necessity.  ■ E.g. Beethoven Symph 6, Storm Scene  ● Primary technique in film music: musical topic   ○ e.g. hunting horns  ■ Horns in a baroque piece (Handel, Water Music)  ■ “Horn calls” in a piano piece (Schubert, Der Lindenbaum)  ■ What does the “horn call” in Star Wars signify?  ● Motives are short, consistently recurring musical phrases or events that help to organize  a piece e.g. Beethoven, Symph V  ● Motivic organicism:  ○ Motives are short, consistently recurring musical phrases or events that help to  organize a piece  ○ Paradigm of processive growth from a central/irreducible idea  ○ Continuity is key  ○ Not surprisingly music has traditionally been used in cinema as a continuity  device (bridging scenes/shots, continuity between title and opening scenes,  closing scenes and credits, etc.)  ● Primary technique in film music: Leitmotiv  ○ Motives that are associated with certain ideas/characters          Music in Cin​ ema (MUSIC 325), Summer 2016     1 


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