Class Notes (811,169)
Canada (494,539)
Music (217)
MUS111H1 (74)

Rhythm and Metre.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Greg Johnston

MUS110H1 F Rhythm and Metre September 20, 2012 Rhythm o the organization of events in time o the grouping of musical sounds, principally by means of duration and stress What do we listen for? o Levels of rhythmic activity – high or low? o Layers of rhythmic activity – how many? o Recurrent patterns? Medieval Gregorian Chant o One layer of rhythmic activity o No strong accents Hoquet or Hocket – a stylistic device characterized by the distribution of the melodic line between 2 voices in such a way that as one sounds, the other is silent. Renaissance o Rhythmically only moderately active o Longer notes followed by short o Rarely have sudden changes in levels of rhythmic activity o Rhythmic activity is mostly similar in each part Baroque Recitative: style of text setting that imitates and emphasizes natural inflections, rhythms, and syntax of speech Became popular in the baroque era Classical o Use of motifs (short rhythmic, melodic, harmonic idea or combination of all 3) Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor Romantic o Using all rhythmic tools for personal style Bedrich Smetana, The Moldau
More Less

Related notes for MUS111H1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.