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Department
Music
Course
MUSC 2150
Professor
Shannon Carter
Semester
Winter

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Music and Popular Culture Lecture NotesthLecture 1 January 10 2012What is popular musicIt is music heard by the majority that possesses longevity and that is akin to commercial successIt can be an element of a larger culture that appeals to the masses as it is easily relatableIt can evoke a sense of nostalgia if the song possesses longevity depends on specific eraIt is forever evolving as musical values change over timeIt is divided along racial and gender linesMusical DefinitionsTimbre a poetic word that describes the colour of a sound The character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity It changes according to genre and musical era Examples raw smooth calming powerful Tempo the speed or pace
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