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The Enjoyment of Music
Galit Kaunitz
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rupak Kadel on Tuesday September 20, 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 6 views.


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Date Created: 09/20/16
Harmony Harmony began in the 9 century. Before then, only one note at a time. Trends At first, the Catholic church allowed only perfect intervals (4 ,5 , octave) Later 3rds and 6ths were allowed. Chords Chords are three or more notes played at the same time. Chords have different functions Tonic: Home Chord Built on the first note of the scale. Dominant: Leads to Tonic Built on the fifth or seventh notes of the scale. Mood Harmony is the element with the greatest impact on mood. Major keys sound joyful Minor keys sound sad Evolution Through Time Gradually became more complex New Innovations become possible once “normal” starts to sound boring. Alternatives to Tradition Impressionism: Claude Debussy Avoided tonality through using pentatonic and whole tone scales Listen: La Mer Arnold Schoenberg th Atonality: Greatest innovation of the 20 century Expressionist Style Each of the 12 notes of a scale is equally important. No Gravitational pull between notes. Listen: Three Piano Pieces, No. 3 Polytonality: 2 or more keys played at once. Charles Ives: outside the box thinker. Listen: Country Band March Summary Debussy and Schoenberg searched for alternatives to express something new. Debussy- Pentatonic, Impressionism Schoenberg- Atonality, Expressionalism.


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