MUS-2022 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pea, Cabasa, Temple Block

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20 Feb 2017
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Overall introduction to music
Basic vocab definitions
Rondo- a recurring theme which is a part that keeps coming back
Timbre- a tone or unique quality of sound
Rhythm- a strong regular repeated pattern of movement or sound
Melody- sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying
Harmony- combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to previous cord and
chord progressions having a pleasing effect
Expression- art of playing or singing music with emotional communication. this includes
Dynamic, Forte, piano, Timbre, articulation, etcetera
Tempo- Pace or speed at which a section of music is played
Dynamics- the relative loudness of a particular section of music
articulation- musical Direction performance technique with which affects the transition or
continuity on a single note or between multiple notes or sounds
Form- how things are organized or in chunks according to music
Body percussion- using your body to make music
found sound- anything you use in your environment to make music which produces
sound
Types of instruments
Go Go drum- it is curved for your hand, has two Different Drums, hence two different
sounds
Go go Bell- it is curved for your hand, has two different Bells, hence two different sounds
Peapod- it is shaped like a pea pod and makes an interesting sound when played
Claves- two wooden sticks that when play together make an interesting musical quality
ratchet- looks like a sign with a turning mechanism attached in which a unique sound
quality is created
cabasa- a wooden instrument with beads that when turned in your hand make a krrr
sound
Tambourine- a drum with little symbols on the side
Piccolo blocks- 5 blocks that make sound
Temple blocks- these are Piccolo blocks on a stand
Flexa tones- a ball on a metal tube that swings in between two pieces of metal creating a
unique sound quality that can be perceived as irritating
Kokoriko- A collection of wooden plank like objects that when snapped create a domino
effect in which the sound quality sounds like dominoes falling over quickly
Slapstick-A wooden instrument when when done in a snapping like manner produces a
sound of a mousetrap getting triggered
Djembe drum has an hourglass shape figure that is to be perched in between your legs
Bongos are 2 drums that are connected to be hit in alternating fashions
Conga drums basically look like one bongo drum
Tubanos are really tall somewhat skinny drums
Little hints for music
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