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Week 2 Notes - Music 121

by: Kennedy Patterson

Week 2 Notes - Music 121 MUS121

Kennedy Patterson
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MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening
Allison Kelsey

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Week 2 Notes: 1/15/15 Very detailed with instructor's notes and my additions Color coded/highlighted for easy studying
MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening
Allison Kelsey
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kennedy Patterson on Monday January 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUS121 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Allison Kelsey in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 127 views. For similar materials see MUS 121 – 005 Introduction to Listening in Music at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 01/26/15
Music 121 11515 Week 2 Fundamentals of Music 0 pulse of the music 0 Tapping toes to the music 0 order How of music through time o Melody line if you take away pitch 0 how music is divided stable chord without tension 0 Sounds good amp nice o unstable chord with tension 0 Sounds displeasing crunchy texture one melodic line NO accompaniment 0 Someone singing by themselves or everyone singing the same thing 0 texture single dominating melodic line with accompaniment 0 Most pop songs are homophonic texture multiple melodic lines of equal importance occurring at the same time Lady GaGa Alejandro One Day More Les Mis 10th An 0 Imitative polyphony 3 groups singing a song starting at different times 0 piece made up of 2 contrasting sections AB 0 piece made up of 2 contrasting sections with complete repetition of the first section serving as the third section ABA o produce an exact pitch cannot produce a pitch just a sound Identifying o tenor higher amp base lowest 0 soprano higher amp alto lowest 0 Lowest to highest base tenor alto soprano 0 except flute Music 121 11515 Week 2 o clarinet sounds warmer amp woody amp sax sounds metallic amp brassy o oboe higher pitch nasally amp bassoon lower pitch 0 different than all other brass has a slide Trumpet highest amp piercing French horn similar to trumpet not as piercing warmer sounding than trumpet Tuba lowest pitch 0 always plucked no bow unique sounding o Violin viola cello string bass 0 many different kinds anything can be a percussion instrument 0 drum that can change pitches o felt hammers below the string pressing key makes hammer hit the strings also percussion instrument 0 can be woodwind uses air amp reed 0 string amp pluckulum pressing key plucks the strings


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