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major and minor tonalities avoided, quartal hamrony, bitonality, polytonality, atonality, irregular and changing meters, polyphonic texture, neo-classical writing, serial or twelve tone music
irrgular and changing meters
composers often use uncommon time signatures such as 5/4 or 7/4, or change the time signature during the course of the music (complex meter0
neo-classic writing
composers often write sonatas, sonatinas, or other forms which were common during the classical period
serial or 12 tone music
a style of writing in which the 12 tones of the chromatic scale are arranged in a fixed style, or series. the entire piece will then be based on the intervals of the series
the orginal series usually pesented first in the composition
created by inverting all the intervals of the prime (for example P4 up becomes P4 down)
created by reversing the prime
retrograde inversion
created by inverting the intervals of the retrograde
name some composers
aaron copland, charles ives, george gershwin