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Rhythm
relative length of sonic events in a piece of music, pattern of movement through time
Meter
regular groupings of the basic pulse
Timbre
tone or sound quality
Texture
the relationships between the different voices, the quality of overall sound produced
Monophony
a single melodic part alone
Heterophony
simultaneous performance of two or more versions of the melody
Melody and Drone
one part holds same pitch over which a melody is played
Homophony
succession of chords, church hymn
Contrapuctal
many melodic lines played simultaneously, equal in importance, compete for listener's attention
Form
structural design of a piece
Ostinato/cyclical
short pattern repeated persistently
Strophic
the words change, the music stays the same
Binary
AABB
Ternary
ABA
Through composed
new music is composed for each stanza of text
Sign
something that stands for something else, to someone in some way, internal context
Semiotics
a type of analysis that concentrates on how signs function to create actual effects in perceivers
Icon
resemblance between the sign and object, booming kettle drums in a piece of music are icon for thunder or canons
Index
actual association or co-occurrence of the sign and object in ones experience, hindi film song index for the region where it is from, India, emotional power, smoke fire, siren danger
Symbol
linguistic agreement about the meaning of a sign, = symbol means equals, certain chord means red, when you hear chord, you think red, chord is symbol
Effect
Emotional (index), Energetic (icon), Thinking (symbol)
Semiotic density
the relative number of signs potentially occurring simultaneously within a particular sign complex
Indexical Snowballing
historical layering of meaning in indexical signs
Creative Indexing
novel effects and new meanings in music, visual art, certain types of literature, wearing a formal dress with red sneakers or using a classical sample in a hip hop piece
Self
a body plus the total set of habits specific to an individual
Identity
the partial selection of habits and attributes used to represent oneself to oneself and to others by oneself and by others, situationally relative
Habit
a tendency toward the repetition of any particular behavior, thought or reaction in similar circumstances
Culture
the habits of thought and practice that are shared among individuals
Cultural Formation
constellations of habit that are shared among groups of people across cohorts, driving on the right side of the road, speaking english, stopping when the light turns red (Americans)
Cultural Cohort
social groupings that form along the lines of specific constellations of shared habit based in similarities of parts of the self (biker clubs, age, football fans)
Socialization
the attainment of models for living that are realized through active learning as well as through the imitation of those around us that often occurs below focal awareness
Discourse
a relatively unified constellation of habits of thought and expression which shape peoples reality about a particular subject or realm of experience- racial discourse, nationalist discourse, gender discourse
Cosmopolitanism
constellations of habits that are shared among widely dispersed groups in countries around the world but that are not traced to any particular homeland
Participatory
an stristic practive in which there are no artist-audience distinctions, only participants and potential participants performing different roles, and the primary hoal is to involve the maximum number of people in some performance role
Presentational
situations where one group of people, the artists, prepare and procide music for another group, the audience, who do not participate in making the music or dancing
High Fidelity
the making of recordings that are intended to index or represent live performance
Studio Art
the creation and manipulation of sounds in a studio or on a computer to create a recorded art object that is not intended to represent or be related to real-time performance