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MUS 1301 Study Guide - Final Guide: Tempo, Duple Coachbuilders, French HornPremium

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MUS 1301
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Timbre: quality of a sound, defined as the relative weight of overtones or partials that make up a
constituent pitch. The main one that sounds is the fundamental.
5 parts in a string section, but only 4 instruments (violin 1, violin 2 , viola, cello, double bass)
For every part there is just one player (in a quartet)
Bach Concerto in D minor for harpsichord and strings
- All instruments playing same notes but in different octaves. Creates a powerful effect. It is
monophonic and adds weight.
Mozart symphony 40 in G minor
- Opens with strings alone, the winds then join in. He switches timbre, going from strings to wind,
to both. Interplay between string and winds is apparent in the beginning of the symphony
- Principle instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, Bassoon . most orchestras have 2 of each
- Low range of clarinet: chalumeau range ( in peter and the wolf)
Mozart gran partita minuet
- Pay attention to the four clarinets covering a vast range
Brass instruments
- French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
- Read the prompt
- Leslie wright review
- Have a really good title
- Start with a hook about your “idea” . Tie it in later on in the paragraph or essay.
- Have some chronology in the review.
- Have a whole first paragraph to set the mood
- Then have a couple paragraphs about each piece or whatever
- You can quote liner notes or books
- What is the most memorable movement for you?
- Maybe mention other works by the composer
- You can write in the first person and say “I”
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