MUSIC101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Gustav Mahler, The Vibrations, Impermanence

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25 Jan 2018
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Intro to Music 101
Basic Questions
- What is music?
- What is this traditio’s usi like?
- Why does music matter?
How do you know the music is classical?
- The instrumentation
- Your associations with it
- Voice production
- Melody
- Complexity
What is Music?
- Music is the art of sound in time
- Remember death one of the symbols.
Kinds of Answers
- Some answers have to do with what you hear
- Some have to do with what you associate with what you hear
- Some have to do with what you may know about the history or tradition connected to what you
hear
- Some have to do with the social situation of the music
- All of those thigs are part of what we’ll liste for ad talk aout i this ourse
Defining Music
- Musi is the art of soud i tie
- Pleasat souds that ed
o Generated by humans
o Impermanent just as people are
- This has helped shape usi’s ultural eaig
Technology, Culture, History
- How much of the music you hear is generated by people in your presence?
- How much of the music you hear a’t e reprodue oe it eds?
- What does that mean for:
o Music as a symbol of human activity or interaction?
o Music as a symbol of impermanence
- What music means changes through time
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