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MUS110H1 Lecture 10 Language 10-12-07 2:11 AM Thursday, December 2, 2010 Music & Transmission; Music & Language Exam: Describe everything you hear Essay question: o 3 choices o touch mostly on things weve discussed since the midterm Aural Transmission Advantage o Living traditions and techniques are passed on from generation to generation. This is the manner in which most non-western music has been passed down. Disadvantage o Should those traditions die, and techniques change or evolve without attention to tradition, those traditions are: A. simply lost B. unconsciously changed or mutated to something different (examples of this will be seen shortly) Written Transmission Advantages o Helps to solve some of the negative characteristics of aural transmission Disadvantages o Notation is always challenged by and falls short of actual musical performance practice i.e. Arcangelo Corelli, Sonata in C Major, Op. 5. No. 3, Movements 1 & 2 (1700) o notation gives us an idea of pitch, meter, rhythm, etc. the detailed score as an accurate transmitter? o i.e. Claude Debussy, Gollywogs Cakewalk, Childrens Corner (1908) another version of above
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