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Anthro Week 10

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Anthro Week 10 ANTH 3853 001

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Week 10
Music, Language, and Culture
Dr. SeanO'Neill
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauran Notetaker on Wednesday March 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3853 001 at University of Oklahoma taught by Dr. SeanO'Neill in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Music, Language, and Culture in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Oklahoma.

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Date Created: 03/30/16
March 21, 2016 The Musical Pole of Speech Poetics, Ethno-poetics, and songwriting Figure out paper topic lyric - poem you put to music poems were epic while instruments were simple (12000 - 14000 lines) West African - Griots (turned into banjo) Celtic Bards - Ireland storytelling music King David, writer of psalms Lyrical Origins Lyre - like a harp melodic poems The psalms (“praises”) King David Ancient Israel C. 1000 B.C. writes 73 (Roughly 1/2) Hymns Laments The “Singer of Tales” as pan-human archetype - Celtic Bards - West African Griots - Tribal Leaders the world over - Contemporary Songwriter The “Unquiet Grave”:Love-Death in couplets couplet-pairing of two ideas Beowulf (old English) 8-11th Century “I might could do it” Scandish English The Griot tradition of West Africa Kora The Singer of Tales Lord 1960 Bowed Instruments: Gusle Lira Lyre Rebab - like a banjo Serbo - Croatian Bards The Nature of Poetic Language Parallelisms - R Jakobson (Linguist) Sounds and Images - juxtaposed Parallelism Psalm 27:1 A1) The LORD is my light and my salvation; B2) whom shall I fear? A2) The LORD is the stronghold of my life; B2) of whom shall I be afraid? Rhyme (Parallel Sound Sequences) Alliteration (Initial Sound) When I do count on the clock Ex. Mrs. Robinson, “Simon and Garfinkel” Assonance (Vowels Alone) Free as a breeze High as a kite Mad as a hatter Ex. “Light my Fire” End - Rhyme (Final Consonant) The curfew tolls the knell of parting day Verses (paired images delivered in meter) Couplets (A-B) - Precise pairing “American Verse” (A-A-B) Lyrical Analysis Ex. “Cold, Cold Heart” - Hank Williams (A-A-B): Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock call and response Rhythmic Structure Time Signatures in Music (4/4, 5/4, 3/4, 6/8, etc.) Meter in Verse (Rhyming Schemes) Ex. Take Five (Brubeck) 5/4 signature Boom, boom, boom - John Lee Hooker March 23, 2016 Moved Exam 1 to Monday Crwth - welsh, sounds like a bagpipe Symphonium - one instrument pounds like whole symphony Mythic Ground Homeric Epic Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Greeks Ex. California - Coyote O Brother Where Art Thou - Oddesey in Modern Terms Utopia in Music Nirvana Principle - to get away from suffering Ex. “True Love” in American Music; (Norah Jones “Cold, Cold Heart” Hank Williams) Liminality Norah Jones - World Music Nationalism throughout the World Stress Patterns Iamb - Unstressed Syllable and Stressed so long/ as men/ can breath/ or eyes/ can see Trochee: Stressed syllable and Unstressed Tiger, Tiger, burning bright in the forests of the night Ex. Who Will Call You Sweetheart - The Stanley Brothers “I don’t believe you met my baby” - Alison Krauss 1. Sad and Lonely 2. Longing 3. Meeting and Jealously 4. Intrigue 5. Anxiety 6.Crestfallen 7. Resolution into Marriage Louvin Brothers before Alison Krauss The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Robert Dwyer Joyce 1836-1883) True Love Nationalism I sat within a The old for her, valley green the new that made I sat me with Me think on my true love Ireland dearly My sad heart strove While soft the wind to choose between blew down the glade The old love and And shoo the the new love golden barley That’s Alright Mama - Elvis Personification - “Mr. Blues” chases, walks, hunts, murders, torments, listens to pleas


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