American Popular Music
American Popular Music MUSIC 102
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Date Created: 10/27/15
HOW to Talk About Popular Music Musical Terms Words commonly used to describe popular music Melodythe tune a string of pitches Witch 7 the highness or lowness of sound AScae7 the series of pitches used in a melody AKey7 the home tone on which melody is based APhruse7 a section of melody ACIimaX7 where the melody reaches its peak AMolive or Ll39ck7 short section of melody rhythm ACountermeIody7 2nd melody same time as 1st Harmony the vertical stucture Mntervals7 2nd 3rd 4th 5th octaves etc AChords 7 a vertical stack of notes ATriad7 the most common type of chord 135 AChord lnction 71 IV V built on scale tones AChanges 7chord movement 1 VI IV V Rhythm ow of music through time ADuration 7 how long a note lasts ARest7 silence in music ABeat7 underlying pulse chnt7 giving a note extra weight or force ASyncopation 7 offbeat accents Water7 grouping ofbeats 2 3 etc Measure or Bar7 one group of beats set off in printed music by barlines Tone coIor instrumen tsVor39ces ATimbre 7 tamber the fancy word for tone color Wanger7 one who writes a version of the music Mnstrumentation 7 what instruments are used AEnsembIe7 performing group band orchestra choir duo trio etc A5010 or Lead 7 the featured single performer ABackup or Rhythm Section 7 behind the sololead ABass7 lowest line of music foundation Some other common terms A Verse 7 sets of new words AChorus or Re 39ain 7 often follows verse one set of words sung each time often by group ATexture 7 relative thickness of the arrangement Mntro 7 abbreviation for an introductory section AEnding7 final section ofa piece AHooki section of a piece that grabs the listener Woustici opposite of electric unplugged Some Basic Musical Structures X32bar song form 7 A A B A The basic song form of the Golden Age ofpopular song 192050 Every Breath You Take Police 1983 4 MZBar Blues 7 A A B St Louis Blues 5 by WC Handy the 1 song of the rst half century performed by Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong 1925 Became the basic form of 195558 rock n roll Instruments of Popular Music Strings 7tViolin ddle Violin Making website kString bass electric bass 7tGuitar acoustic electric ampli ers Martin Guitars Gibson Guitars Fender Guitars Woodmnds hFlute XClarinet XSaxophones Saxophone histog and photos kHarmonica harp Harmonica histog and photos Brass 7LTrumpet 7LTrombone hFrench horn 7LTuba Yamaha brass and other instrument factog tour Percussion XDrum set kit Bass drum tom toms snare drum cymbals AMallet percussion Xylophone marimba XHand percussion Congas bongos and other AfroLatin drums Claves maracas guiros bells etc httpwwwremocom Keyboards hPiano Piano300 Smithsonian Exhibition XHarpsichord hElectronic keyboards synthesizers Roland Keyboards amp Synthesizers AElectric organs NeWEIeclrom39c Ins umem s ASynthesizer AMIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface controllers Keyboards Guitars MIDI Guitar Showcase Wind Strings Zeta MIDI String Instruments SampIe Bands hBeatles Buddy Holly 2 electric guitars 1 electric bass drum set kDiXieland band Clarinet trumpet trombone drums bass tuba or string bass and chords banjo or piano Mazz combo Rhythm section piano guitar bass drums and 13 lead instruments trumpet saX trombone Learning to Listen Actively Mapping a piece CD6
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