1. 1-1 Second Sura of the Qu’ran, al’bogara (Islamic recitation) Composer: Musee d’ethnographie
Where: Mevlevi Sufi, Turkey
How does the piece function in its native culture?
This is the call to prayer for the Muslim religion. This is not considered music. It’s a form of melodic religious expression.
- Musiqu: a category encompassing genres that may elicit negative associations of secular musical practice. - Quran: sacred text revealed to the prophet Muhammad.
2. 1-6 ballad of Cesar Chavez
Composer: Originally by Francisco Garcia and Pablo and Juanita Saludado, reproduced by the Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology. Where: California- USA
What is the story behind the piece?
The march of that famed Mexican American leader in the struggle for the rights for migrant farm workers.
- Corrido: Texas- Mexican genre. A type of ballard.
3. 1-8 Rocks of Bawn
Composer: Joe Heaney (1919-1984)
What does it represent as a whole?
This song represents an oppressed people, being driven out of their land.
- Ballard: A song that tells a story.
4. 1-9 Ketawant Subakastawa Pathert Slendro
Composer: Hardo Budoyo
How does the piece function in its native culture?
The meaning lies in the recognition that an old text is being sung, in the assurance that the tradition continues.
- Vocables: songs texts which are not intended to be linguistically meaningful.
5. 1-11 We Shall Overcome
Composer: C.A. Tindley
Country: USA, Hattiesburg, MS
What is the story behind the piece?
This song originally was written as a church hymn. It was written for his congregation in the 1960’s. It was adopted by the civil rights movement and became an anthem associated in the...
...Music in my Life
While walking today as I normally do, I turned around and your face came into my view. I could only imagine what was wrong with her. But at the end I understood what was wrong with her, it was music. This is what music does to people and I love it for that. Music makes people feel good inside so much that it might even hurt. Throughout my life, music has always been a major influence. It has the power to change my mood when I'm feeling down. Music is a cure for when I’m down and a joy for my happiest days. It’s part of my life and can express my feelings when my own words are not enough. There’s a song to every feeling I feel and I’ve yet to find them all. I can't remember the exact day I started listening to music, but since I found my passion I had for it. It definitely has gotten me hooked so therefore it receives a special place in my heart. I love the tone, the harmony, and tempo that it brings together to give it a perfect melody. Growing up in a poverty-stricken environment I turned to music to escape the atrocious things happening in my life; music allows me to feel, lets me express myself, and it changes my mood.
I’ve been made fun of more than once for loving the way music makes me feel. Based on some of the music I listen to, you’d think I spend my days curled up in the fetal position...
...[pic] |Enjoyment of Music 2012 CSUF
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|1.|12 | |How many major scales are there in Western music? |
|2.|active | |In Western music, dominant and subdominant chords are called _______ chords: |
|3.|additive meter | |A grouping of beats that adds up to a larger overall pattern is called: |
|4.|binary | |The form in which there is a statement, followed by a departure from that statement, is known as:|
|5.|cadence | |A place in a melody where a musician will most likely pause for a breath is at the |
|6.|call and response | |A performance practice based on the concept of a singing leader imitated by a chorus of followers|
| | | |is called: |
|7.|canon | |A work that is comprised of a strictly imitative musical texture is called a: |
|8.|chord | |Three or more tones sounded together produce a(n): |
|9.|climax | |The high point of a melodic line is considered its |
|10|compound | |Which of the...
An Effective Means
to Fruitful Evangelization
In this short dissertation, we will scrutinize how Sacred Music can be a very effective means of evangelization, whereby, Music becomes an essential instrument in drawing people’s hearts closer to the Lord in the Eucharist. Here, we will try to seek evidence from existing sources, on how the mind works in relation to the auditory sense or hearing. We will also try to explain how certain kinds of music affect a person’s inner disposition, emotion and overall experience. Finally, we will try to identify the kinds of music that are effective in achieving the purpose of touching people’s hearts and bringing them to love the Lord more and more.
According to Joseph Machlis, music is the language of emotions. Music, like language aims to communicate meaning. Like language, it possesses a grammar, a syntax and a rhetoric. But it is a different kind of language. Words are concrete, tones are fluid and intangible. A word taken by itself has a fixed meaning; a tone assumes meaning only from its association with other tones. Words convey specific ideas; music suggests elusive states of mind.
In the religious life, music, specifically Sacred Music is a way of life. In the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, and in Chanting the Sacred Hours, Music...
...Type of Concert: Pau Hana; Music and Dance from Asia and the Pacific
General reaction: Overall, I was somewhat impressed with the majority of the performances. There were many different instruments, costumes, and music expressing the different cultures. There were a few musical instruments that seemed out of the ordinary, and also wasn’t very pleasing to the ears, but they did a great job. The UH students in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hawaiianmusic courses performed at this concert.
Composition I liked best: The musical piece that I enjoyed the most was the Japanese Koto, Edo- komoriuta and Sunayama. Edo-komoriuta is a well- known traditional lullaby which originates from the Edo region of Japan, written around the year of 1922. While listening to the women singing the lullaby, I was actually falling asleep! This music must definitely work for young babies/children. It was very pleasant to listen to. It was something quite different for me, but quite calming, peaceful, and just displayed exquisite sounds. There were about 6 females sitting on a stool wearing kimonos, playing some type of Japanese guitar. Their voices were very soothing and harmonizing. Other versions of this lullaby would include the piano and clarinet. The tempo of this song was of course very slow because it was a lullaby.
The Edo-komoriuta musical piece simulated the Baroque period in a sense that it consisted of only a female voice....
...Piano Is My LIfe
My name is Eric Valencia and I began playing piano three and a half years ago. I never
had any interest in playing piano, although I loved hearing it. My grandmother passed away
december of 2008 and I was deeply saddened by this event. My music history teacher in high
school played a few pieces for us from the classical period. I remember hearing the Marriage
of figaro, Moonlight sonata, Don Giovanni, and a few others, but Moonlight sonata grabbed
my attention the most. I began to learn this piece by ear as I had no prior piano knowledge.
Little by little, the piece began to come along and i performed it in class to the best of my
ability. I've never been that nervous at anytime of my life.
In the last semester of my senior year at high school, I decided to learn the third
movement of moonlight sonata, yet this time my apporach was different. I found a program
called synthesia for pc, and this program would play midi files in a way that was easy for me
to understand. So I learned the third movement through it within 3 months, and performed
it the last weeks of school. As my interest grew in the piano world, I began to discover other
composers and pianists. The next composer I studied was Franz Liszt.
The first couple of pieces I ever discovered by Franz Liszt were La Notte, Nuage Gris,
Il Pensoroso, and the Transcendental Etudes, along with Soneto del Petrarca 104. I learned...
...often see the C scale referred to when we are talking about music. You may be familiar with the syllables that we sometimes use to sing a scale: Do, Re, Me, Fa, So (or Sol), La, Ti, Do.
Rhythm represents another fundamental aspect of music and perhaps the most fundamental of all musical elements. It is the timing of the musical sounds or notes in the music. Rhythm is composed of both the strong, accented pulses as well as the weaker, unaccented pulses.
The beat is the basic time unit within a piece of music. You may have seen a music score with bars of notes indicated. These bars of music are giving the musician information not only about the pitch of the music, but also the rhythm.
Syncopation involves placing emphasis on normally un-emphasized beats or using a rest on a normally emphasized beat. In other words, syncopation involves disrupting or interrupting the expected or normal rhythm of music. Many different types of music, including ska, reggae, rap, jazz, and some forms of metal, use syncopation regularly in the music.
Tempo is the speed of a given piece of music. If you think about it, tempo plays an important role in determining the mood of a piece of music, along with elements like pitch.
A metronome, or a device that produces regular ticks or beats according to the beats per minute, is one...
...Spell” was more legato and slow. Also, I found that the texture in both pieces was legato, smooth, and consisted of an exposition, bridge, and recapitulation section. The reason I brought this up is because it made me realize the significant similarities of both symphonies; yet how different each composer translates the textures into their own word paintings. The word painting of “Good Friday Spell” distinguished an ocean like texture, while Mozarts Symphony 40 gives the listener an escaping feeling; that makes the music feel charging from the quick violin tempo.
After a short break, I listened to the second piece called “To The Memory of An Angel by Alban Berg. What interested me most about the piece was how it divided into two separate movements, the andante and allegro. I was able to connect to the first movement that sounded as a dance-like section. The reason I was inspired is because during my senior year of High School, I often danced with a group to upbeat music, which reminded me of the symphonies final piece that consisted of a similar texture. What inspired me the most during the symphony was the soloist known as Elisa Barston. She exceeded my expectation of the song during her solo section. Her solo had invoked every musical texture one can imagine: quick, legato, piano, staccato, smooth, etc. It was the climax of the piece and the high point of the allegro section. It was astonishing how smoothly the transition came about between...
By Referring to the score of each List piece, candidates can be asked to:
Name and/or explain any notes, rests, signs, terms its title and its key/tonality
Identify (on the appropriate score) any key changes that occur, or explain other types of tonal organizations (atonal, pentatonic)
Explain form, through a detailed structural analysis. Where the piece is a movement from a larger work, brief knowledge of its relationship to the other movements in the work is expected
Either from the List piece score, or by reference to general characteristics not apparent on the score itself, candidates can be asked about:
Period and style appropriate to the piece. In addition, knowledge of the composer, his/her influences and some other works is expected. Knowledge of other genres typical of the period by not necessarily instrument-specific is also expected. (orchestral music, choral music)
Usually expresses the one mood or emotion
Sudden dynamic shifts
Rhythmic patterns introduced at the beginning of a piece are repeated throughout
Melodies repeated throughout
Famous for its doctrine of mood. What is happy will be happy throughout and what is sad continues to the end
Opera, instrumental music
Fluctuates to provide sudden, dramatic contrasts of character
Sonatas, Rondos, Variations are used a lot
Light, elegant and restrained