Lesson 3: The Architectural Form
Blackface: the theatrical makeup in which burnt cork, greasepaint, or soe polish was used by white (and
black) actors to exaggerate the look, speech, and mannerism of blackAmericans.
Cover Band: a band that plays material previously released by another artist (or artists).
Cover Version: a "remake" of a previously released song.
Great Depression: beginning with the collapse of the U.S. stock market on October 29, 1929 (Black
Tuesday), a severe, worldwide economic depression that lasted until WW2.
MUSIC by the Cookie-Cutter, Part One
> AABA: one of the most common architectural forms in Western music.
• It worked perfectly well for composers in the 1700s, classical composers, and 21st century rocks
• TWO reasons why this pattern is used in all Western music
• - "sameness", provided an ever-increasing level of comfort
• - cookie-cutter
DON’T MUCK IT UP
> AABApattern Mozart used to make "sonata form: which can be called "sonata-allegro" form even
when the music is not performed at "allegro" (fast) speed.
> Sonata form can be also called "first-movement" form
Unit 2: Music Recipes and Roadmaps
Lesson 4: The Temporal Element; Rhythm)
Beat: the steady rhythmic "pulse" or "heartbeat" of music.
Compound Time: Either triple time or duple/quadruple time- with either 3 beats per measure or 2 (or 4)
beats per measure - and with each beat, then subdivided into three smaller units.
Duple/Quadruple Time: the metric organization of music into wither "two" or "four" beats per measure.