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MUS 201- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 23 pages long!)Premium

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Department
Music
Course Code
MUS 201
Professor
Hersch Jacobs
Study Guide
Final

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MUS 201
Final EXAM
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Lecture 1
Some methods a musicologist can use:
Analyzing manuscripts from medieval period
Biographies of composers
Analyzing compositions
Measuring audience response (psychology)
1750-1820 classical music period
Refers to music following long-established conventions
Classical music is separate form folk, jazz, pop
4 genres of classical music: symphony, sonata, concerto, etude.
A classic example of classical music
󵛖ee󵜈󵛼󵜃󵜊e󵜂’󵜇 5th symphony
First movement (we are familiar with this)
Example of classical music used in film
󵛕 c󵜀󵜃c󵛿󵜋󵜃󵜆󵛿 󵜃󵜆a󵜂󵛻e (󵛖ee󵜈󵛼󵜃󵜊e󵜂’󵜇 9th symphony is used throughout the entire musical
score.
Main theme = ultra-violence
Early periods: (not covered in the course)
Medieval 400-1400
Renaissance (1400-1500
Baroque 1600-1750
Middle periods:
Classical 1750-1820
Romantic 1820-1890
Late periods:
Modern 1890-1950
Postmodern 1950-1980
Contemporary 1980-present
Our course content:
Classical, romantic, modern, postmodern.
Music analyzing checklist
Post on d2l,
Memorize the main heading: time, melody, instruments, tonality, texture, dynamics
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Rise of Middle Class:
The public concert
Music publishing
Music lessons
Free-lance composers
Accessible to general public:
Reaction to baroque
Easy listening
Balanced
Clear
Appeals to musicians and non-musicians
Homophonic texture
Single melody with accompaniment
Memorable melody
Simple accompaniment
Balance:
2 or 4-bar phrases
Arranged into symmetrical patterns
Patterns make it easy for listeners
Harmony:
Usually no dissonance
Compose in simple keys (eg, G major-one sharp)
Alberti Bass line
Described 󵛵󵜇 󵜢󵜀󵛽󵛻󵛼󵜈󵜣 󵛵󵜂󵛸 󵜢󵜀󵛽󵜊󵛹󵜀󵜍󵜣
Accompaniment made up of
Genres
Opera, symphony, string quartet, sonata
Opera:
Vocalist
Orchestra
󵛙󵜌󵛵󵜁󵜄󵜀󵛹: 󵛡󵜃󵜎󵛵󵜆󵜈’󵜇 󵜈󵛼󵛹 󵜁󵛵󵛻󵛽󵛷 󵛺󵜀󵜉󵜈󵛹. Aria of the Queen. (1791)
Note the definition of arias
Symphony:
Movements -4
Minuet+trio -3rd
Sonata
Rondo
Example: H󵛵󵜍󵛸󵜂’󵜇 󵜇󵜉󵜆󵜄󵜆󵛽󵜇󵛹 󵜇󵜍󵜁󵜄󵛼󵜃󵜂󵜍
H󵛵󵜍󵛸󵜂’󵜇 󵜇󵛹󵜂󵜇󵛹 󵜃󵛺 󵛼󵜉󵜁󵜃󵜆 󵜇󵛼󵜃󵜋󵜂 󵛽󵜂 󵜁󵜉󵜇󵛽󵛷:
He thought the audience would be sleepy so he added a really sharp sound(?)
To wake the people up.
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