MUS 121 Notes Week 1
MUS 121 Notes Week 1 MUS 121
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Date Created: 09/12/16
Music 121 Voices and Vocal Ensembles - Individual voices very in range and divided into groups of high, middle and low Stringed Instruments - Can be played by plucking, striking, or bowing the strings - Plucked: Guitar and Harp - Bowed: violin, viola, cello, double bass o Can still be plucked - The most common string ensemble is the string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 cello Woodwinds - Sound is produced by blowing air thought a tube-like body of the instrument - Mechanism used to change notes on a woodwind instrument are called keys - Examples: English Horn Brasses - Identified by their cup mouthpieces - Early made from animal horns - Use valves to change notes - Brass band and brass quintet are common types of brass ensembles Percussion - Produce sound whenever they are struck, shaken, or scraped - Divided into 2 group o Definite pitch o Indefinite pitch Chamber ensembles - solo - Duet - Trio - Quartet - Quintet - Sextet - Sptet - Octet - Chamber o Small groups of instruments of voices typically this will consist a group of either the same instrument or same instrument Instrumental Ensembles - orchestra- group of instruments from different families Wind - concert bands or symphonic bands
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