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[MUS1301] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (33 pages long)
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Fall 2015

Department
Music
Course Code
MUS 1301
Professor
Genvieve Bazinet
Study Guide
Final

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uOttawa
MUS1301
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
MUS1301 – Intro
What is music?
The rational organization of sounds and silences passing through time.
Sound-
Created by sound waves (the vibrations that reflect slight differences in air pressure)
Speed of the vibration determines whether pitches are low or high
Listening to music:
-1870's: phonograph with metal cylinders
-1930s: tape recorders
-1960s: Cassette tape/eight track
-1990s: CDs
-1990s: Mp3 and M4A files
Classical vs. Popular music
Classical
High art or learned music
Timeless qualities
Mostly instrumental
Performed by higher class/nobility (prestige)
Precise notation- written down very carefully and performed exactly the same way each time
Acoustic instruments
Lengthy and varied mood (different movements)
Abstract sound patters
Popular
Appeals to a large population
Contemporary issues of todays life
Emphasizes vocal music
Electrically amplified instruments
Short and conveys a single mood
Emphasis on beat
Classical music genres-
Opera houses and theatres
Opera
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Ballet
Concert halls
Symphony
Concerto
Oratorio (Opera without acting)
Chamber halls
Art song
String quartet
Piano sonata
Styles of classical music- Mostly coincides with visual art eras or literary eras
The middle ages 476-1450
Renaissance 1450-1600
Baroque era 1600-1750
Classical era1750-1820
Romantic era 1820-1900
Impressionist era 1880-1920
Modern era 1900-1985 - beginning of electronic music
Postmodern era 1945-present - recreation of older music
The language of music
-A means of communication
-Can convey any emotion
-Has been apart of our lives since infancy
Rhythm-
The organization of time in music
-gives shape to the melody
-provides definition to melody
-Divides time into smaller units
-The most fundamental element of music
-Beat: A regularily recurring sound that divides the passing of time into equal units
-Tempo: Speed at which the beat sounds (allegro presto lento grave)
-Meter: Organizing beats into groups (Measures/bars, downbeat, accents)
Melody-
A series of notes arranged in order to form a distinctive recognizable musical unit
-Pitch
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uOttawa MUS1301 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE find more resources at oneclass.com MUS1301 Intro What is music? The rational organization of sounds and silences passing through time. Sound Created by sound waves (the vibrations that reflect slight differences in air pressure) Speed of the vibration determines whether pitches are low or high Listening to music: 1870s: phonograph with metal cylinders 1930s: tape recorders 1960s: Cassette tapeeight track 1990s: CDs 1990s: Mp3 and M4A files Classical vs. Popular music Classical High art or learned music Timeless qualities Mostly instrumental Performed by higher classnobility (prestige) Precise notation written down very carefully and performed exactly the same way each time Acoustic instruments Lengthy and varied mood (different movements) Abstract sound patters Popular Appeals to a large population Contemporary issues of todays life Emphasizes vocal music Electrically amplified instruments Short and conveys a single mood Emphasis on beat Classical music genres Opera houses and theatres Opera find more resources at oneclass.com
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