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Modern Period

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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