Week 2 Notes MU 100
Week 2 Notes MU 100 MU 100
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Karen Notetaker on Saturday September 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MU 100 at Colorado State University taught by Stuart Dameron in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 231 views. For similar materials see Music Appreciation (GT-AH1) in Recreation and Leisure Studies at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 09/05/15
Week 2 Notes Wednesday September 2 2 15 72 5 PM 1 Classifying music a Genre i The style or category that music is defined by ii Genres often times overlap iii Genres are often set based on what shared traditions or set of conventions it has iv The main criteria for identifying a piece of music for a genre is 1 Time period 2 Origin 3 Technique 4 Instrumentation 5 Social function b There are three main categories of music i Art music 1 Defined as having these qualities a Classical b Intellectual or spiritual c Highly trained artists d A certain light of beauty to it ii Popular music 1 Has theses certain qualities a Normally has a commercial value b Anybody can do it NO TRAINING NECESSARY c A changing and fickle market iii Folk music 1 Ethnic music 2 Has a societal influence 3 Has a back story normally 2 The musical language a Melody i The main sentence of song or the strongest recognizable notes that are played ii The leading notes or lyrics iii Pitch a single musical sound b Harmony i The back up vocals or back up chords ii Chord three or more notes played together c Tempo i The speed at which the music is to be played d Articulation i For the information on this go to the ebook and go to section 1 chapter 2 it will be at the bottom of the first page there will also be a definition of rhythm 3 Finding the meter a Listen for the downbeat most expressed note or the first beat of every measure i Both of these are more emphasized than the rest of the notes in the measure b Once you find the downbeat then count how many beats there are in between every one of them c Now that you are able to find the meter you should know there are two different kinds of meters i There is 1 Mixed meter a This has multiple beats in different groups in the same piece 2 Syncopation a This emphasizes weak beat or parts of a beat 4 Text a Lyrics text something that you read for musicthey are interchangeable In a basic summary lyrics are a form of poetry The chorus is the one quotstanzaquot that is repeated It s the rhyming line basically Classical song forms i Strophic 1 Same music is played while the lyrics change ii Modified strophic 1 Music isn39t exactly the same every time iii Throughcomposed 1 Everything is changing 5 Timbre tambur a The tone quality sound quality b Timbre can be described by using adjectives like i Dark clean rough light 6 Form a So now we get back to the poetry deal of music b The form is how the music is constructed in each c Some examples of this are i Binary 1 AB or AABB ii Ternary 1 ABC HL Rondo 1 ABACADA 2 This would be the main thing that we see in today39s music because it has a repeating main idea in other words the chorus 90g 7 Tension a Tension leads up to the resolution of a song b This can be L Loud ii Complex iii Have a key change iv Or an unstable and restless sound to it 8 Identifyinginstruments a Instruments are grouped by family b They can all be found in different genres of music as we said genres overlap c They classification of an instrument is normally determined by the amount of sound it produces and the construction d In order to get all of the families and instruments that are in that family refer to chapter 3 in the ebook