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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Timbales, Ambient Music, Bandoneon

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A catch-all term used to describe music that falls outside of standard western tradition. Native americans (first nations people) responsible for creat
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Short Songs, N.W.A, Cultural Appropriation

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Hip hop is a black sub-culture developed exclusively by african americans in the bronx, Hip is a full cultural movement; rap is a style of music that f
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Christopher Langton, Deconstruction, Atonality

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Style of radical experimentation lead to a style of writing known as the avant-garde: avant-garde term to describe movements or individuals at the fore
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: John B. Larson, Agnes De Mille, Stephen Sondheim

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Name given to the area of nyc where the publishers were housed. These songs were performed in vaudeville shows. Vaudeville shows were early 20th centur
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Chord Progression, Syphilis, Haitian Revolution

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Around 20th century, both black and whites were singing and dancing to jazzy tunes. Popularity of this musical style evolved from vaudeville, minstrel
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Opera Buffa, Falsetto, Recitative

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Opera drama presented in musical form; operatics work features characters singing all the words, with no purely spoken dialogue. Opera was first invent
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Electroacoustic Music, Minimoog, Synthesizer

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Invention of magnetic tape gave composers the ability to save and manipulate musical recordings: was the basis for a brand-new genre tape music. Tape m
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Environmental Art, Christopher Langton, Lied

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In the baroque era, opera was known for having lavish and over-the-top productions. Because of the power of the church during this era, opera (a secula
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Miles Davis, Soul Music, Virtuosity

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Like every style of music, jazz has gone through many stylistic changes over time. These changes are generally the result of both economic and musical
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Marimba, Hindustani Classical Music, Tanpura

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African music: the african continent is huge, and the diversity of its music is incredibly varied, african instruments: djembe, kalimba, marimba, talki
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Christopher Langton, Monophony, Tonality

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Music is a collection of sound with performer or listener intent. Dead pun comedy takes something serious that"s actually funny. Oral tradition informa
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UNRMUS 121Christopher LangtonFall

MUS 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Gesamtkunstwerk, Christopher Langton

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