Words that describe music

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Words that describe music

    Music History- Class 1 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM

    Words that describe music

    ; Joy

    ; Relaxing

    ; Calming

    ; Pleasure

    ; Expression

    ; Entertaining

    ; Happy

    ; Art

    ; Exciting

    ; Graduation

    ; Beats

    ; Passion

    ; Grandness

    ; Fun

    Formal design:

     A A B A (Coda)

    12 12 12 12


A A B A (Coda)

    12 12 12 2

    Class 2- Class 3 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM

    Class 2:

    Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland


    ; solemn

    ; fright

    ; rash

    ; important

    ; royalty

    ; return of war heroes

    ; glorious

    ; bravery

    ; danger

    ; courage

    ; dramatic

    ; battle

    ; strength

    ; slow motion

    ; loud

    ; epic

    ; majestic


    ; Gong

    ; Trumpet

    ; French horn

    ; Trombone

    ; Tuba

    ; Loud

    ; Slow

Class 3:


    ; Music-

    o Organized sound

    ; Art

    o A lie that helps you see the truth

    Class 4,5,6,7 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM Class 4:

    Burkina Faso- country in West Africa “farafina”

flute like sound

    different sets of repetitive sounds

    one sound which was constant (drums) call and response in the singing

Class 5:

    Listening process

    Music- organized sound

    ; creative process

    o about aesthetic and emotional, imaginative response

    ; formal design

    o technical, musical, form

Class 6:

    Rhythm- sound moving through time

    ; A. Beat- the regular pulsation of music

    ; B. Tempo- the speed of that beat

    o (all relative)

    ; C. Meter- giving that rhythmic sound a framework, placing rhythm

    in a quantifiable metric portions

    ; D. Measure(s)- a unit of music that contains a specific amount of

    beats based on the meter

    ; E. Downbeat- the first beat in a measure

    ; F. Upbeat- the last beat in a measure

    ; G. Accent- emphasis placed on a specific beat, as a result of

    strength duration or stress

Class 7:

    Go over terms that have to do with rhythm

    class 9 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM

    Class 9:


    ; pitch

    o highness or lowness of sound

    ; frequency

    o rate of vibration of a sound wave

    ; tone

    o clearly rounded sound pitch which has a steady vibration ; note

    o giving a tone a tile

    o codification of a tone

    ; dynamics

    o behind the loudness or softness of sound ; range

    o the pitch or tonal difference between the highest and lowest

    tone in a given piece of music

    o difference between highest and lowest tone a voice can go

    o difference between the highest and lowest terms any

    instrument can play

    ; pitch-range

    o talking about a specific area of a piece ; tone-color

    o relates to what instruments are being used ; texture

    o how many instruments are in the piece ; timbre

    o the quality of a sound

    ; intonation

    producing the correct and desired tone, for singing or when

    playing the instrument

    Class 8 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM Class 8:

    quarter note- 1 beat

    half notes- 2 beats

    dotted half note- 3 beats

    whole note- 4 beats


    Class- 10,11 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM

    Class 10:

    Listening journal-

    ; your response

    o aesthetic

    o emotional

    o imaginatively

    ; formal design

    ; Only what you hear

    o not opinion

    Listen three times

    sto 1 just listen for the sake of listening

    ndo 2 for musical response ([formal design] sound, rhythm)

    rdo 3 creative process (emotional response…)

Class 11:

    Melody- a succession of tones in an arrangement

    ; A. Phrase- A section of a melody (a musical sentence)

    ; B. Interval- the distance of pitch between two consecutive notes or

    tones (wide, narrow..)

    ; C. Cadence- the end of a phrase, point of pause, what represents it

    is the interval of the last two phrase (goes down like a period)

    ; D. Theme- made up of phrases, major section of a piece (musical


    ; E. CODA- concluding phrase

    F. Motif/Motive- short rhythmic or melodic phrase that recurs through

    a piece of music or a son

    Class- 12-19ish 9/6/2007 9:00:00 AM

    went over foreign music Friday went over fanfare of the common man

    went over mazurka

    Free period

    Did some other stuff

About 18:

    Prelude by Chopin

Around 19:

    orchestral instruments (in order of pitch range)

    ; Strings (four primary)

    o Violin

    o Viola

    o Violoncello (cello)

    o Double bass (bass)

    ; Two forms of playing


    ; Bowing


    ; Plucking

    ; Woodwinds

    o Flute/piccolo (doesn’t have a reed)

    o Oboe

    o Clarinet

    o Bassoon

    ; Brass

    o Trumpet

    o French horn

    o Trombone

    o Tuba

    ; Percussion

    o Tympani (kettle drums)

    o Xylophone

    o Bass Drum

    o Tambourine

    o Triangle o Snare drum o Gong


     2007-9-6 9:00:00

    Class 20:

    Benjamin Britten

    ; Symphony orchestra

    o Takes a theme from another composer and uses it in another


    Class 21:


    ; Loud (literarily means strong)

    o Forte

    ; Looks like a calligraphic f

     Exp: The dynamic of the first theme was forte

    ; Very loud

    o Fortissimo

    ; Looks like two calligraphic ff

    ; Medium

    o Mezzo Looks like a calligraphic mf or mp

    ; Either mezzo-forte or mezzo piano

    ; Soft

    o Piano

    ; Looks like a calligraphic p

    ; Very soft

    o Pianissimo

    ; Looks like two calligraphic pp


    o Gradual from soft to loud

    Decrescendo or diminuendo

    o Gradual from loud to soft


    ; Fast

    o Allegro

    ; Very fast

    o Presto

    ; A brisk walking pace

    o Andante

    ; (headed towards slow but not slow) ; Moderate

    o Moderato

    ; Slow

    o Adagio

    ; Slower

    o Largo


    o A gradual increase from lower to faster Ritardando

    A gradual decrease from faster to slower

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