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    Shape Note Notation Essay

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    The Importance of Shape-Note Notation: Past and Present The art of producing music is based solely on its musical notation. The conductor, musicians, and singers each rely on musical interpretation in order to produce the appropriate and desired sound. Throughout musical history, many different forms of musical notation were created in order to help musicians and singers read their music with ease in order to create the most understanding. Two of the most important forms were created in the 1700’s and were known as solfège and shape-note notation. The textbook interface, “Shape-Note Singing and Worship in North America,” discusses the different methods used in the 1700’s to memorize the intervals between notes in a standard scale. The two…

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    Singing Music Analysis

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    Singing musical theatre songs there are necessary elements which should be used in order to create texture and feeling to the song but the main reason why singing helps to create character to bring the song to life is usually done when singing from the heart by apply passion and connecting with the song/character. The best singer especially for musical theatre genre does not have to have the most polished voice or technique but they are great because of their character as it seems to feel real…

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    Formal Music Education

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    My definition of a formal music education encompasses samplings from all over the world. Students will learn Western music and its conventions such as: reading and comprehending western notation, harmony, melody, counting systems, and western traditional ensembles (ie. orchestra, wind band, quartets, jazz ensembles). Students will explore music from outside the western realm through source materials and teachings. This will expand the students thinking about music and culture and allows to tap…

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    anticipated when I tried to sight read the music with the notation moving at full speed. I decided I would take the song note by note and learn how to play the music that way. I would advance the video far enough to see the next couple notes. I would then play from a starting point and go as far as I could. Eventually, I made it through the entire song and had the whole song memorized. From this point forward, I relied on sound and memory to play the song. I used muscle memory to play the song…

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    it is due to his deeper understanding of sound and new methods of composing that Stockhausen expands Western music through the usage of modern technology. Stockhausen’s music is unique in that it was amongst the first to begin utilizing technology to modify and record different sounds. These modified sounds would often appear to sound like inharmonic noise. However, Stockhausen did not hear the various noises as unpitched disturbances, but rather heard them as elements of music. He felt that…

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    Much like music during the medieval and Renaissance periods, music today still has a divide when it comes to music of the people and music of the learned. Orchestral music, and classic music in general, is considered rather high-brow in today’s world. When looking through a program for the local orchestra, one will undoubtedly reach the section that lists all of the donor contributions to the orchestra, and then will realize the amount of wealthy support that goes into the classical arts. Such…

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    The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto is written in traditional 5-note technique (pentatonic scale) and uses many Chinese melodies, chord structures and patterns. This gives a distinctive “Chinese” sound, though it uses tonal harmonies. Music techniques in classical music, such as variations or cyclical forms, do not appear out of place in the Buttefly Lovers Violin Concerto. In the section of Zhu’s resistance to arriage, there is syncopated chords and agitated rhythm from Chinese traditional…

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    One of the ways he found out was taking non-Western instrument in western music or making sound like non-Western sound by using western musician’s instrument. This method was the simplest and most superficial way of dealing with non-Western music. Nevertheless, Steve was not interested in taking over the sound of the non-western music into his music. It was nothing more than just imitating for him. The best way to incorporate with non-western music to him was that he would study the rhythmic…

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    Music is not music without reading and writing. I am not speaking of reading and writing English, rather I am speaking of reading and writing musical notation. The real importance of reading and writing in the context of music has to do with actually learning the language that is music. This might mean learning how notes relate to a staff, or possibly how an audio clip fits best in your garageband composition, or maybe even how a 7th chord can put a whole new twist on a Sara Bareilles song (if…

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    Petrus De Cruce Analysis

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    The primary discussion this paper will address Petrus de Cruce's Aucun ont trouve/Lonc tans/Annuntiantes and its significance both historically and culturally on the motet genre. One of significance aspects of this piece is the voice range of triplum and motetus as well as how rhythmetrically complex it is. While not completely confined to that, the paper will discuss the characteristics of the motet as well as the implication of musical content and texture that Cruce used in his piece. The…

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