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What comes to mind when you think of the "Guitar"?

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What comes to mind when you think of the "Guitar"?
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The Guitar -
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six strings. The guitar is a member of the String Family and classified as a Chordophone.
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Vocabulary ~
Aural - hearing related Perceptive listening - listening to and appreciating a musical work for its full range of technical and expressive qualities Aesthetic - characterized by a heightened sensitivity to the content, form, or emotional impact of an artistic work or event.
4. Poll
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When you are listening to music are you mostly____________________.
  • Really paying attention to the music
  • Just listening to it in the background
  • Fully involved and wondering how the artist created the music and how it all works together
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Listening to Music ~
There are 3 levels of listening that we have defined. Casual Listening ~ awareness; enjoyment Sensuous Listening ~Goose Bumps; strong emotional response Perceptive Listening ~ Analytical; appreciation for technical aspects.
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The Washington Post March
During the 1880s, several Washington, D.C., newspapers competed vigorously for public favor. One of these, the Washington Post, organized what was known as the Washington Post Amateur Authors’ Association and sponsored an essay contest for school children. Frank Hatton and Beriah Wilkins, owners of the newspaper, asked Sousa, then leader of the Marine Band, to compose a march for the award ceremony.
7. Poll
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You are sitting in the reviewing stand and you can faintly hear the band approaching from a far distance. The crowd is noisy you can hear the sounds of the people around you. What level of listening to the band would you be experiencing at this moment?
  • Casual
  • Sensuous
  • Perceptive
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Name songs that give you "Goose Bumps" a.k.a you are experiencing "Sensuous Listening".
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What is your favorite genre/style of music to use as a "Casual Listening" experience?
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Perceptive listening ~ The more you know about the elements of music, the easier it becomes to understand what you are hearing.
Scale - a sequence of tones arranged in rising pitches. Major Scale - a sequence of eight pitches built on the pattern of two whole (W) steps, one half (H) step, three whole (W) steps and one half (H) step. WWHWWWH
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In music, we use 7 letters of the alphabet to represent our "notes, tones/sounds". ABCDEFG. To understand how scales work, you have to know about (W)hole steps and (H)alf steps.
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Half Steps
(H)alf step - A Half step is the smallest movement that we can have on the piano. We go from one key to the closest ADJACENT Key. You only move ONE key on the piano. In most cases, we move from 1 White Key to the closest Black Key. There are TWO spots on the keyboard that do NOT have any Black Keys. These are called "natural half steps"
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Whole Steps
(W)hole step - A whole step is on the piano keyboard is signified by moving 2 keys away from one note to another. You only move TWO keys on the piano. In MOST cases, we move from 1 White Key to the next White Key or from one Black key to the next Black Key.
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What letters do we use in music?
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The Piano Keyboard has alternating patterns of 2 and 3 when it comes to the Black Keys.
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By the way, you can always find "C" on the piano keyboard anywhere by looking for the 2 Black Keys and going to the 1 White Key immediately on the left.
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What patterns are the Black Keys found in?
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You can see that the Black Keys are "shared" by 2 White Keys . This means that the Black Keys have TWO different names BUT the "same" sound!
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Draw the pattern of Black Keys on the Piano Keyboard!
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Notes and Rests
In music we have symbols for sound(notes) and silence (rests).
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Music Math! Solve the problems!
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Accidentals - In music we have modifiers that affect how some notes are played.
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Now......back to those Black Keys. You can clearly see how they are "shared" by two White Keys.
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This "sharing" gives each Black Key TWO names. One #( sharp sign) or rising by a half step and ONE b(flat sign) or lowering by a half step.
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How many different time periods are there in music history?
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Time Periods in Music History - there are 7 time periods in Music History
Medieval Renaissance Baroque Classical Romantic 20th Century Modern
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The Medieval Period - 1100 ish - 1400
The Medieval period of music history began around the fall of the Roman empire in 476 AD. It progressed into the sixth century and lasted through the end of the fourteenth century, when it gave way to Renaissance music
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Medieval Time Period ~ continued ~
Medieval-era music centered around the church. "Monophonic chant" was common - is based on a single unison melodic line, this was popular from the very beginning of the Medieval era. Religious chants—called "
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What was religious-type music called?
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5 Characteristics of Medieval Music
1. Monophony: Until the late Medieval period, most Medieval music took the form of monophonic chant. When extra voices were added, they moved in parallel motion to the main voice, unlike the counterpoint that would define the Renaissance and Baroque eras that followed. 2. Standardized rhythmic patterns: Most Medieval chants followed rhythmic modes that brought a uniform sensibility to the Medieval era. These modes were codified in the thirteenth century music theory text De Mensurabili Musica by Johannes de Garlandia.
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5 characteristics (continued)
3. Ligature-based music notation: The musical notation of the Medieval era does not resemble the notation used today. The notation was based on markings called ligatures, and it did not indicate rhythmic notation. In the eleventh century, Italian music theorist Guido d' Arezzo developed a four-line staff—a precursor to the modern five-line staff. Toward the end of the Medieval era, composer Philippe de Vitry and the French Ars Nova movement helped transform notation into the form used in the early Renaissance.
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5 characteristics (continued)
4. Troubadours and trouvères: Some of the most prominent secular music of the Medieval period was performed by troubadours and trouvères. Troubadours were traveling musicians who accompanied their own singing with string instruments like lutes, dulcimers, vielles, psalteries, and hurdy-gurdies. Troubadours were particularly popular during the twelfth century. Trouvères were poet-musicians who typically belonged to the nobility. They sang in an Old French dialect called langue d'oil.
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5 characteristics (continued)
5. Limited instrumental music: An overwhelming percentage of the Medieval canon is vocal music, but instrumental music was composed for a wide array of musical instruments. These included woodwinds like the flute, pan flute, and recorder; string instruments like the lute, dulcimer, psaltery, and zither; and brass instruments like the sackbut (closely related to the modern trombone).
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Medieval Instruments ~
Woodwind - flute, pan flute, and recorder String - lute, dulcimer, psaltery, and zither Percussion - Brass - sackbut, vielle, harp, psaltery, flute, shawm, bagpipe, and drums

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