Class Notes (834,991)
Canada (508,850)
York University (35,167)
Music (245)
MUSI 1530 (71)
Lecture

glossary1.doc

2 Pages
79 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1530
Professor
Rebecca Jubis
Semester
Fall

Description
CHAPTER ONE: A & R: Artists and repertoire personnel of a record company. In charge of seeking out new talent. (8) Arranger: The person who decides the key of a piece, the number of repetitions of various sections, instrumental accompaniment, etc, and shapes the live performance details from the existing composition. (8; 67) Ballad: Story-telling (narrative) song that uses repeated verses. (10) Chorus: sections of repeated melody and text in a song. Often alternates with the verses and is usually the most memorable part of the song. AKA the “refrain.” (11; 32) Composer: creator of a musical piece. (8) DJ: disc jockey. A person who selects, orders and plays record tracks or parts thereof. (7; 44) Groove: rhythmic flow. Eg) Jazz has a “swinging” groove. Hook: a memorable musical phrase designed to catch the listener’s interest. (3; 25; 76) Lyricist: creator of the words (lyrics) of a musical piece. (8) Polyrhythm: multiple layers of rhythm patterns performed at once. Common in African and African-American music. (14) Producer: works to get board of directors to fund projects and shapes development of new talent. (8) Reverb: a slight echo effect that makes the sound seem more vibrant and “wet.” (8) Riff: a repeated musical pattern. (3; 4; 82) Sampling: digitally cutting and pasting sections from one musical source into another. (6) Slapback: An effect in which the original sound is layered with a time-delayed iteration of the original sound, without added feedback. (4) Strophic: musical form in which lyrics change but musical sections (verses) repeat. (11; 32) Timbre: the subjective quality of a single sound (tone). AKA “tone colour.” (3; 14) CHAPTER TWO: AABA: musical form of four sections, in which three sections (called A) are identical and one section (B) provides contrast. Common to popular songs in many periods. (24) Beat: main pulsations of a piece. Beats are equally spaced. Generally, people clap their hands or tap their feet to the music on the main beats. Conjunct melody (or melodic motion): a melody which moves from note to note by step, rather than by leaping. (24) Disjunct melody (or melodic motion): a melody which moves from note to note by leap, rather than by step. Melodies which contain some
More Less

Related notes for MUSI 1530

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

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

Sign up

Join to view


OR

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.


Submit