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By Steven Cornelius

Track: A Social event deals a topical strategy for a tune appreciation direction. via a chain of subjects–from tune and Worship to track and conflict and song and Gender–the authors current lively listening reports for college kids to adventure music's social and cultural impression. The ebook deals an creation to the normal live performance repertoire, but additionally supplies equivalent therapy to global song, rock and renowned tune, and jazz, to offer scholars an intensive advent to cutting-edge wealthy musical international. via full of life narratives and leading edge actions, the coed is given the instruments to shape a private appreciation and realizing of the facility of song.

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I. Natvig, Mary II. Title. 1'7—dc23 2011030098 Dedications To James Latimer —Steven To Bill Engelke —Mary CONTENTS Preface About the Authors MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS CHAPTER 1 Experiencing Music Introduction Music and the Brain Music and Culture Classifying Music World Music Popular Music Western Art Music CHAPTER 2 Listening to Music Active Listening The Elements of Music Melody Rhythm Listening Guide Excerpt from Manasu Visaya Harmony Timbre Texture Form CHAPTER 3 Three Listening Examples “Bourrée” by J.

And maybe Mamma’s good looks are going to bring a heap of trouble. Take a moment to consider what a strange, wonderful, and emotionally complex world the composer and lyricist have created. It is as if the plain meanings of everyday life have been suspended in a dream, the meaning of which is just out of conscious reach. Such is the power of a well-constructed song. Melody in the Non-Western World: An Example from South India We have seen that Western melodies are built on specific concepts and expectations.

So how does one build a road map? You need specific tools, which we will learn to use in the following pages. Musical road maps can be extremely complex, of course. Do not worry about that. Like a house made of bricks, complexity is built by combining relatively simple ideas. These ideas, or building blocks, constitute the six major “elements” or “fundamentals” of music. 1. Melody 2. Rhythm 3. Harmony 4. Timbre 5. Texture 6. Form In this chapter we focus on each element individually. In the next chapter we will look at three different compositions in order to see how all of the elements work together to form musical meaning.

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