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    Study Guide for 8.30.11 [MU]

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    Study Guide for 8.30.11 [MU]

    Post by Sophie on August 29th 2011, 7:17 pm

    We've got a test on recognizing sounds and instruments tomorrow!
    I found this handy link that'll explain all the instruments to you.

    In addition!
    Here's a quick rundown of the things that'll probably be tested:

    Pitch -> Motive -> Phrase -> Period -> Section -> Movement -> Whole Piece

    Pitch = a
    Motive = Animals that
    Phrase = Animals that feed off of squirrels are good.
    Period = Animals that feed off of squirrels are good. This can be because of how much I hate squirrels and their kind. Got it?
    Section + Movement + Whole Piece = So on and so forth. . .
    (This was written by Kevin, and is in no way what Sophie thinks. I think squirrels are adorable! Nuts.)

    Melodic Components: Like sentences, long and flowing . . . Sense of completion, sensitivity to rhythmic flow, expressive and arouses emotional response.

    Texture;
    (Ways to describe music)

    Monophonic: 1 line of music. There are no different notes, except for the changing of octaves.
    Homophonic: Different notes, but same rhythm.
    Polyphonic/Heterophonic: Many lines of music.

    Meter;
    (Time signature)

    Duple vs. Triple
    Duple is when the meter in an even number like 2/4 or 4/4 time.
    Triple is when the meter is in three. 3/4 or 6/8 are examples of this.

    Simple vs. Compound
    2/4 and 4/4 time are both in simple meter. Three pairs of two eighth notes are examples of this, as each pair is simply subdivided from a quarter note.
    When working with compound meter, 'dots' have to be added in order to subdivide. For example, three pairs of triplets are each subdivided from a dotted quarter note. 9/6 or 6/8 time is compound.

    Rhythm;
    (Emphasis on notes, the accents, or how the notes are split up.)

    Beat;
    (Duration, tempo, one unit in the measure, pulse)

    Style;
    (Articulation, emphasis, the way you play a note.)

    Staccato: Short, fragmented, separated notes. Those are the dots on top of the notes.
    Legato: Smooth, connected, and long notes. Notes that have to be played legato have the line on top of them.
    Rinforzando- Abbreviated as rz, this emphasizes notes. Notes are marked with a > sign when expected to be played rz.

    Dyanmics;
    (Self-explanatory.)

    Tempo;

    Slow: largo, larghetto, adagio
    Medium: andante, moderato
    Fast: allegro, presto, prestissimo

    From;

    Through-composed: no repeats, no sections, everything is just THERE. 'all one piece'
    Binary: 2 parts, (AB) or AA BB
    Rounded Binary: ABA' The A' is a slight variation of A, while the B section is relatively short.
    Ternary: 3 part, ABA. The A sections are identical, but the B section is longer and is completely different music.

    Instruments;

    We will be expected to know these!

    Woodwind: flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon
    Brass: french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
    String: violin, viola, cello, bass
    Other stuff: voice, piano, pipe organ, harpsichord, percussion

    Look a little hard? Haha, try the cheat sheet!

    Aerophone: vibrating air. (woodwinds, alto sax, flute, etc...)
    Membranophone: vibrating membranes. (timpani, snare, drums, etc...)
    Chordophone: vibrating string. (violin, harp, piano, etc...)
    Idiophone: struck vibration. (cymbals, xylophone, maracas, etc...)
    Electrophone: synthesized sound

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    Re: Study Guide for 8.30.11 [MU]

    Post by iKevinly on August 29th 2011, 9:34 pm

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    Re: Study Guide for 8.30.11 [MU]

    Post by iKevinly on August 29th 2011, 9:44 pm

    You forgot some things!

    Remember:

    Pitch -> Motive -> Phrase -> Period -> Section -> Movement -> Whole Piece

    Pitch = a
    Motive = Animals that
    Phrase = Animals that feed off of squirrels are good.
    Period = Animals that feed off of squirrels are good. This can be because of how much I hate squirrels and their kind. Got it?
    Section + Movement + Whole Piece = So on and so forth. . .

    Melodic Components: Like sentences, long and flowing . . . Sense of completion, sensitivity to rhythmic flow, expressive and arouses emotional response.

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    Re: Study Guide for 8.30.11 [MU]

    Post by Sophie on August 29th 2011, 9:51 pm

    Hehe, updated. Thank you~


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