Music week 1 | music327 | National University

Dis 1 

Always number your answers to coincide with the numbered question. Always supply references from Simoncic lectures or lecture notes, the Textbook or youtube at the end of each Threaded Discussion.

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  1. (15 pts) Leonard Bernstein, in a 24 minute youtube video, provides an introduction to jazz. While the entire 24 minutes is quite valuable, please focus your attention between Counter Numbers 18:25 through 23: 37. Bernstein discusses the classic, 12-bar, blues. Focus on the term,” iambic pentameter”. Also included are terms such as, “break”, syncopation, hymn tunes, chords and especially how a Shakespeare sonnet can be set to a blues tune. Describe all that you learned about this segment concerning the blues and perhaps your misconception might have been about the blues.  Link Provided to Bernstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqY5UFQxIl0.  Keep it between 200 and 300 words if possible.

4. (5 pts) Would you say that “Folsom Prison Blues”, from the textbook recording follows the “Classic” form of the 12-bar blues in rhymed couplet  as described by Bernstein? This answer may be somewhat subjective, but please try defending your answer by referring to the Bernstein youtube lecture and not just the author of the textbook.

  1. (2pts)  Homophonic texture is a music term that I covered in a short video presentation, Scales and Intervals, week 1. It’s a rather simple concept which describes homophonic as a single solo instrument playing the main melody accompanied by an instrument or several instruments playing harmony and rhythm or a lead singer accompanied by chords played on guitar or piano or even by an orchestra or band. Almost all children’s songs, pop and country music songs are homophonic. Why is “Folsom Prison Blues”, homophonic? A short answer will suffice.
  2. (10 pts)  Write a brief synopsis on the material listed for Sfkids part 1 by including the parts that were most helpful with music basics.  150 to 300 words will suffice. The link was provided in SFSkids part 1.

Dis 2

  1. (10 ) In the Audio Tape, Eastern European Songs Analysis (Simoncic), several songs were discussed and demonstrated. Write what you discovered from the audio tape bout each song . Please use the following Counter numbers as reference. 0:20 to 4:25 specific to Sister Hold Your Chastity.

 Counter number 5:13 to 7:37 Bela Bartok string quartet where folk music meets symphonic music. Include dissonances the nature of the piece and dissonances that reflect Sister Hold Your Chastity.

Counter number 7:39-12:20 Zuta Baba (what is similar but what is obviously different in this as compared to “Sister Hold Your Chastity”?  Think music and lyrics and purpose of piece. 

12:22 to 14:10 Going to the Village. This is a fusion work. Why would Simoncic suggest in the audio that it may be more to the liking for an American listener?

14:56 to 22:27 Goralski Suite use also the Chapter 5 Eastern Europe Lecture notes (Simoncic) and the text book for all songs. What did you learn about the people and the purpose of the dance?

  1. (5 pts)  Oifin Pripetshik” See translation page 149 in our textbook. : Write a short synopsisof no more than 100 words using the listening guide 149 part “C” from Lecture Notes “Chapter 5 Eastern Europe written lecture notes in Unit #1.  
  2. (15 pts)What are some music elements and terms that you learned from the video link,” Chords and Harmony” that were new to you? 
  3. ( 5 pts)  In the video, “A Short Review of Scales, what concepts helped clarify the idea of scales?  
  4. (10 pts) In the audio lecture, “Phrase Forms with Music Examples” simple concepts of form were introduced. Which songs other than “Old Mac Donald” seemed easiest to follow in terms of the ABA phrase pattern? ( there is no wrong answer)
  5. (5 pts) From the video, “Minor Mode and portamento on Violin”; was it more or less obvious to hear the minor mode on violin than the previous piano examples?  More than one word is required. 
  6. (25 pts) Chapter 5, Europe Lecture Notes (Simoncic) link Unit 1, please address the following questions. Keep them rather brief. 

Begin with letter (B). How did sounds of Muslim music reach and influence European music?

Next, in section B1, what were some gifts to European music from the Muslims?

Section (C) , what were some influences from Jewish music in Europe?

Section (C) what were some influences on European music from early Christian music?

Jump to part (E) Case Study Podhale, the Polish Region This a music for dance, is there anything that you can think of that may be even remotely similar in the USA? Try using more than just yes or no.

You may refer to our textbook pages 145-148 please address the following presents Social and political organizations:

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