WHAT TO LISTEN FOR IN MUSIC
Aaron Copland <ul><li>Famous American Composer (1900-1990) </li></ul><ul><li>Defines American music- folk ideas- western n...
What To Listen For In Music <ul><li>Asks 2 Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you hearing all that’s going on? </li></ul>...
SOUNDS <ul><li>TIMBRE: The color of a sound </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like colors in painting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
VARIOUS SOUNDS <ul><li>STRINGS </li></ul><ul><li>WOODWINDS </li></ul><ul><li>BRASS </li></ul><ul><li>PERCUSSION </li></ul>...
RHYTHM <ul><li>MEASURED METRICAL UNITS </li></ul><ul><li>HAS A HYPNOTIC EFFECT </li></ul><ul><li>JUST RELAX AND LET IT DO ...
R-H-Y-T-H-M <ul><li>Discussion questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you find rhythm? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do yo...
DOGGIE DISCO Feel the meter <ul><li>My doggy likes to disco dance.  </li></ul><ul><li>He boogies every night.  </li></ul><...
TEMPO <ul><li>The speed of a piece </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a clock we can gage the speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60...
SOUND & RHYTHM REVIEW <ul><li>WHAT IS TEMPO? </li></ul><ul><li>IS TEMPO THE SAME AS BPM? </li></ul><ul><li>DEFINE RHYTHM <...
MELODY <ul><li>Part that we remember! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets stuck in our heads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long & Flow...
USE OF MELODY <ul><li>I as a composer have choices… </li></ul><ul><li>Like colors: A-G with accidentals </li></ul><ul><ul>...
HARMONY <ul><li>Most sophisticated of all elements </li></ul><ul><li>*costumes, sets, sound, makeup, audience…all the othe...
HARMONY  <ul><li>WHAT AP MUSIC IS ABOUT! </li></ul><ul><li>UNDERSTANDING, EXPLAINING, COMPOSING HARMONY </li></ul><ul><li>...
GROWTH <ul><li>OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF WORK. </li></ul><ul><li>DYNAMIC LEVELS- ..p, F, mp </li></ul><ul><li>FORM- BINAR...
SHMRG CHART <ul><li>SOUND </li></ul><ul><li>HARMONY </li></ul><ul><li>MELODY </li></ul><ul><li>RHYTHM </li></ul><ul><li>GR...
SEE WEBSITE FOR ADAPTATION  <ul><li>WWW.RICHHARRISJRMUSICED.COM </li></ul>
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  1. 1. WHAT TO LISTEN FOR IN MUSIC
  2. 2. Aaron Copland <ul><li>Famous American Composer (1900-1990) </li></ul><ul><li>Defines American music- folk ideas- western notations </li></ul><ul><li>Concert & Film music </li></ul><ul><li>Piano player </li></ul><ul><li>Writes about music- critic and book </li></ul>
  3. 3. What To Listen For In Music <ul><li>Asks 2 Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you hearing all that’s going on? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you being sensitive to it? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SOUNDS <ul><li>TIMBRE: The color of a sound </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like colors in painting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RANGE OF COLOR : BASS, TENOR, ALTO, SOPRANO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NUMBER OF PARTS : MANY, FEW, SOLO </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. VARIOUS SOUNDS <ul><li>STRINGS </li></ul><ul><li>WOODWINDS </li></ul><ul><li>BRASS </li></ul><ul><li>PERCUSSION </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QUALITY OF SOUNDS : METALIC, HARSH, ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE OUR FEELINGS WHEN WE ABSORB SOUND </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. RHYTHM <ul><li>MEASURED METRICAL UNITS </li></ul><ul><li>HAS A HYPNOTIC EFFECT </li></ul><ul><li>JUST RELAX AND LET IT DO WHAT IT NEEDS TO DO </li></ul><ul><li>AS IMPORTANT AS THE MELODY </li></ul>
  7. 7. R-H-Y-T-H-M <ul><li>Discussion questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you find rhythm? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you find it only in music? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read a poem and see/hear if you can tap out the meter. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DOGGIE DISCO Feel the meter <ul><li>My doggy likes to disco dance. </li></ul><ul><li>He boogies every night. </li></ul><ul><li>He dances in his doghouse till the early morning light. </li></ul><ul><li>The other dogs come running when they hear my doggy swing. </li></ul><ul><li>A few will play their instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>The others dance and sing. </li></ul><ul><li>They pair off with their partners as their tails begin to wag. </li></ul><ul><li>They love to do the bunny hop, the fox trot and the shag. </li></ul>
  9. 9. TEMPO <ul><li>The speed of a piece </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a clock we can gage the speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 =‘s 1 beat per min </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beat per min =‘s BPM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLUB MUSIC MATCHES BPM’S TO MAKE SMOOTH MIXES OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SOUND & RHYTHM REVIEW <ul><li>WHAT IS TEMPO? </li></ul><ul><li>IS TEMPO THE SAME AS BPM? </li></ul><ul><li>DEFINE RHYTHM </li></ul><ul><li>A TEMPO OF 260 IS FAST OR SLOW? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT IS TIMBRE? </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN ANSWERING THE LETTER “S” IN SHMRG WHAT ARE WE LISTENING FOR? </li></ul>
  11. 11. MELODY <ul><li>Part that we remember! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets stuck in our heads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long & Flowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentences: they are like the story…the rest is just effects. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. USE OF MELODY <ul><li>I as a composer have choices… </li></ul><ul><li>Like colors: A-G with accidentals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 tones before it repeats…oct displacement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organized sound with rhythm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R & M work together to create a piece </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. HARMONY <ul><li>Most sophisticated of all elements </li></ul><ul><li>*costumes, sets, sound, makeup, audience…all the other stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Before harmony- MONOPHONIC </li></ul><ul><li>HOMOPHONIC- using lines of harmony </li></ul><ul><li>HOMORHYTHMIC- lines match up </li></ul><ul><li>1960’s: I, vi, IV, V ….all fits into structure to develop melody </li></ul>
  14. 14. HARMONY <ul><li>WHAT AP MUSIC IS ABOUT! </li></ul><ul><li>UNDERSTANDING, EXPLAINING, COMPOSING HARMONY </li></ul><ul><li>SPECIFIC RULES TO FOLLOW </li></ul><ul><li>LITTLE CREATIVITY WITHIN STRUCTURE </li></ul>
  15. 15. GROWTH <ul><li>OTHER IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF WORK. </li></ul><ul><li>DYNAMIC LEVELS- ..p, F, mp </li></ul><ul><li>FORM- BINARY (2 PARTS) SONATA ALLEGRO, VERSE/CHORUS…. </li></ul><ul><li>ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST </li></ul>
  16. 16. SHMRG CHART <ul><li>SOUND </li></ul><ul><li>HARMONY </li></ul><ul><li>MELODY </li></ul><ul><li>RHYTHM </li></ul><ul><li>GROWTH </li></ul>
  17. 17. SEE WEBSITE FOR ADAPTATION <ul><li>WWW.RICHHARRISJRMUSICED.COM </li></ul>

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