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Meter

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Department
Music
Course
MUS111H1
Professor
Joshua Pilzer
Semester
Fall

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MUS110H1 Lecture 2 Meter 10-12-07 2:06 AM Thursday, September 30, 2010 Pulsatile a recognizable beat (i.e. your pulse) Non- pulsatile no perceptible, equally measurable beat Pulse has an equally recurrent stress Meter has a stress on a certain note Polymeter more than one meter at a time Attitude meter irregular Melody A series of tones or pitches arranged in succession [to form a recognizable or perceived unity] What do we look and listen for in a melody? o range and length of the melody o conjunct or disjunct motion o contour and overall shape of the melody o regular and recurrent patterns or motives o structural emphasis o the relationship of melody to rhythmmetre o harmonic implications through arpeggiation or chromatic movement Countess of Dia, I Must Sing (ca. 1175) o conjunct o narrow range o almost no accidentals Henry Percell, Dido and Aeneas (1689), Recitative Thy hand, Belinda! o melodic shape (gradual, descending melody) o very conjunct o harmonic implications Robert Schumann, Scenes from Childhood (1838) o Big range o Disjunct o Variety, with consistency (in terms of its decline) www.notesolution.com
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