Listening to Music 1-3

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vocab and notes

3 states of music

creation
re-creation
response

they could all be the same person
usu the main focus is on the category & performer BUT all 3 are needed

Creation

thinking up the music and writing it down

Re-creation

people, group who performs it

Response

audience who listens

Composer's Basic Elements

Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Texture
Expression

music notation

writing the music on paper

(written for the audience)

Sheet music

the symbols how its going to be played

Performers

use instruments that the composer's music calls for (includes voice)

Listeners

those who hear & react

Sensory level

lets music "wash" over them

(Listen to music passively can be either ___ or emotional)

Emotional level

feelings; sometimes undefined

(Listen to music passively can be either sensory or ______)

Contextual

music always connected to something non-textual (wedding, more attractive than other music)

Script level

tells story whether its designed to go with the music or made up by the listener

Musically active level

pay close to elements, shape of melody, character of rhythm

Symphony

type of classical concerts

features ____orchestra in LG auditoriums <--LG ensemble with a variety of string, woodwinds, brass, and percussion

Chamber Music

relative small performing force usu. played in SM hall/room

Recitals

usu. one performer and maybe an accompanist

Choirs

vocal ensembles in all sizes & names

Religious choirs

a choir associated with religious services

Secular

perform in concerts OUTSIDE church/temple

Opera

dramatic production, characters sing lines instead of saying them & accompanied by orchestra

Broadway Musical Theater

updated version of opera
- spoken lines between songs
- not entirely sung

Ballet

story danced instead of acted & sung

movement

long section of music

conductor

coordinates music & helps the ensemble communicate what the music is supposed to express

•job: keep time, cue different times to come it, interpret the phrasing, the music of it, keep the main reason for music whether
•non-baton hand - cues the tempo, volume, etc

score directions

tells conductor/instumentalist how the instrument should be played

usually in Italian, many composers use their first language: German, French <-- today they're starting to write in English

piccato

when strings are plucked rather than played

program

roadmap to performance; provides great deal of useful info; lists the works of music

title of piece

tell what kind of work it is

opus number

chronological number for the work in the entire output of the composer

pp/p - piano

to go soft

elegro

fast

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