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TCU Introduction to Film Music with Mr. Cortese (Musical Styles and Isms)

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Post-romantic
great variety of melodies; traditional harmonies; strong pulses with regular meters; full-orchestras are common
Modern
avoids tunes; often very strange sounding; variety of textures; dissonant; irregular pulses and meter; small, colorful ensembles
Popular
dominated by melodies; traditional; strong-beat; syncopation; popular music ensembles
Expressionism
focuses on the "inner" world; generally expresses the subjective feelings and emotions of the artist
Impressionism
focuses on the "outer" world (reality and natural surroundings)
Serialism
method of musical composition in which one or more musical elements is subject to ordering a fixed, repeated pattern (series)
Post-modernism
dismisses the modern requirements that art music be atonal and original, appealing only to academic and elite "concert hall" audiences; makes the music accessible to all; recognizes the emotional appeal
Minimalism
constant, tonal harmony; repetition of small musical motives/fragments; slow musical transitions (introduces the texture of phasing)