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Timbre

Tone color; the individual sound of each instrument or voice

Tableau

A scene in a ballet

Finale

The end of a work.

Atonal

music that lacks a tonal center or key signature

Twelve-tone Serialism

A compositional method that uses all 12 chromatic tones, arranged in rows, to create a larger work

Sprechstimme

"speech-singing" - strict rhythms with a loose interpretation of pitches - creates a "sing-song" feel

Dissonance

a group of notes that do not sound good together

Consonance

a group of notes that sound good together

This time period started in ______.

1900

This time period lasted until __________.

the present

Impressionist composers created a new "____________" type of music.

atmospheric

_____________ composers created a new "atmospheric" type of music.

Impressionist

_____________ used intense emotions and rejected consonant sounds.

Expressionists

The 4 Important World Events were:

World Wars I & II, development of computers, Great Depression in the USA - 1930's, Motor vehicles

3 Important Musical Events

Classical music was not popular, Invention of electric instruments, Invention of recording technology

3 New employment opportunities for musicians

Music Publisher, Member of the Recording Industry, Music Critic

The 5 compositional styles of the Modern Period

Neo-Classicism, Neo-Romanticism, Avant-Garde, Impressionism, and Expressionism

phonograph

1870's-1930's

record player

1930's-1970's

8-track

1960's & 1970's

cassette tapes

1980's

CD's

1990's

digital music

2000's

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