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MUAR 211 Lecture Notes - Bsc Young Boys


Department
Music-Arts Faculty
Course Code
MUAR 211
Professor
Jerry M.Cain

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Dr. Jerry Cain (New Music Building, Rm A622)
Office Hours: Wednesday & Friday 10:45-11:45 + by appointment
Book: Machlis, Joseph and Kristine Forney. The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction
to Perceptive Listening, 10th edition (w/ 4 CDs)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Song: I Feel Good by James Brown P
-Pause, satisfactory resolution of the music (end of the section, or end of the song,
which would be permanent) is called a cadence. -
-Instruments in this song/in the ensemble: trumpets, trombone, saxophones, electric
base. Instrumentation includes the voice as well, not just the instruments. -
-In the ensemble (medium) = anything that is taking part in the music making. It
includes the instruments, voice, or anything else that makes sound and takes part in
the music (also known as instrumentation). Some particular types of ensembles
become standardized within a given culture and become associated with more or less
specific social settings and functions, or musical styles. (*will ask what ensembles
are represented by songs on test) -
-In a choir, sopranos and altos are women (or young boys), tenors and bases are
men. In this class a choir will refer to human voices only. Only voices and no
instruments in a choir = a capella (“for the choir”).
-Two things to know about text: its function (is it sacred, not, etc)
-Affect of music = the emotional quality.
-The key of the music is important in setting the mood of the song. Minor keys set a
more melancholy tone.
-HOMEWORK: Read over notes and look over RCC Liturgy Handout
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