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Music 101 How to Listen to Music
Transcript of Music 101 How to Listen to Music
Music vs. Noise
Music is Universal,NOT a Universal Language
Folk vs. Classical vs. Popular Music
What stands out?
Remember your gut feeling.
Relate sounds to something you know
How to Listen to Music
Four Properties of Sound
Quality (Timbre or Aural Color)
Color of a sound
European tradition of classification
Ethnocentrism – The unconscious assumption that one’s own cultural background is “normal,” while others’ are “strange” or “exotic.”
Vocalists may feel the nasal sounds and tight throat that we will listen to are not pleasant or the instrumentalist that only listens to Western orchestral instruments will not care for the sounds of instruments of other cultures. Hopefully, with additional knowledge about one’s culture, we can accept each music on its own terms.
Organology – The study of musical instruments
European tradition of classification, instruments are divided into five basic categories:
4 Major Wind Instruments:
Contra Bass Flute
Contra Bass Clarinet
Bowed vs. Plucked
Fretless vs. Fretted
Plucked vs. Struck
Melodic vs. Rhythmic
Plucked, Struck, or Shaken
. Plucked – type of lamellophone (lamella tongue or prong) that is flexed and then released causing a brief sound. A music box with keys is an example of a lamellophone
Struck – includes anything that can be struck. Examples are gongs, bells, woodblocks
Shaken – most are rattles with a hollow center that is filled with small objects such as pebbles, seeds, or sand.
Struck with the hand
Struck with a stick or other device
“Rubbed” or “Singing” membranes
Definite vs. Indefinite
Scale - Interval - Range
Syllabic vs. Melismatic
Beat - Tempo
Simultaneous variationsof the same line of music
“Blueprint” of music over time
History, religion, other art forms, etc
Newest form of instrument classification
Any instrument that uses electricity to produce a sound
Music is a Cultural Creation
Value Systems & Hierarchies
Use vs. Function
Spirituality & Ethics
Exchange & Adaptation
Example of Transmission and adaptation
Greek - Roman - Islamic Empires
Crusades - Ottoman Empire
Theory & Performance Styles
Kemence - Lyra
Ud - Lauto