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Musical Notation

Component Diagram Notations The component diagram's main purpose is to show the structural relationships between the components of a system. In addition, component diagrams are useful communication tools for various groups. In creating a component diagram, there are different notations that can be used to show the different relationship of each component within the system. The component diagram notation set now makes it one of the easiest UML diagrams to draw: * COMPONENT A component can...

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Red Figure Amphora with Musical Scene

Niobid Painter, named after his most famous glazed ceramic vase paintings, is one of the most well known vase-painters of classical Athens Greece and is appreciated for his soft and balanced work of art. In the Red Figure Amphora with Musical Scene, in the scene that is believed to be the first of the two, the women in the woman’s quarter of the house, are elaborately dressed and are preparing far a music session. The scene depicts a seated woman relaxing while fingering a barbiton. Directly above...

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Adam de La Halle and Ars Antiqua Time Period

innovator of the earliest French theater. He became famous for his use of polyphony and his theatrical productions. Adam originally trained for the clergy (the people of the church). Marriage interfered with his musical career; but with the help of some noble benefactors he was able to pursue musical studies at the University of Paris. The remainder of his life was spent in service of noble patrons. His Music Adam de la Halle was of French origins. All of his lyrics were written in French. Much of his...

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Concert Paper

other music. It is a form of music which is westernized in its traditional considerations and encompasses a broad period. It is mainly distinguished from other forms of music in its way of staff notation which has been consistent since its existence. The main considerations of the mentioned staff notations are speed, pitch and meter of the singer or performer to the audience as this is aimed at capturing the attention of the audience while ensuring that the fun in the music lasts a considerable time...

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Musical Analysis; Comparing 'Tonight' with 'Maria'; West Side Story.

‘ri’ is sang on an A natural (appoggatura) –making a dim 5th. The instrumentation thickens here, timps and double bass are also added , the bass plays pizz, and its rhythm goes slightly Latin – similar to much of the dance music throughout the musical - and all this creates a colourful image in the listeners head – reflecting the image of Maria in Tony’s head. Bar 15; Instrumentation thickens here as the clarinets, Horns, and trumpets are added, as the music progresses, bar 17; the oboes are...

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Middle Ages & Renaissance Study Guide (Unit 2)

first complete polyphonic setting of the entire Ordinary of the Mass. 20.  What city became the musical center of Europe during the mid to late Middle Ages?  What was the musical center of this city and who worked there? Vienna Composers came from all over Europe to train in and around Vienna, and gradually they developed and formalized the standard musical forms that were to dominate European musical culture for the next several decades. 21.  Composers began to write polyphonic songs that were...

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intended to mimic natural sounds, some of these reasons may relate religious practices and beliefs. It may also be used as a form of entertainment or more practical functions such as luring animal in while hunting. It is presumed that the first musical instrument was the human voice itself, which can produce a vast array of sounds, from yawning and coughing and whistling through to clicking, humming and singing. In 2008 archaeologists unearthed a bone flute in the Hohle Fels cave in close proximity...

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Missa Pange Lingua

highlight his variation on a folk theme. This piece took polyphonic music to its limits, and harmony soon evolved among his countrymen as the only option to continue western music's evolution. Josquin was born in the Netherlands. He received early musical training in the Church, and as soon as it was possible headed for Italy. There he was singer, teacher and composer until his death. Though his music must have been influenced by the culture of Italy, "Josquin, the greatest of the singer-composers...

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Frederic Chopin Mazurka

Pitch Notation In Western music notation, we name musical tones using the first seven letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G. This musical alphabet repeats endlessly. We “count” up or down in the series by reciting its letters forward or backward. To count up beyond G, start over with A. What is pitch? A pitch is a tone sounding in a particular octave. What is 8 above C? The answer is another C. In this seven-name system, each letter name reappears every eighth position. Tones eight...

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John Wolseley

is part of the physical structure of it, and also within the dimension of the sound of it. He has been intrigued by how often his drawings do in fact have the appearance of musical notations. The black lines and rhythmic dots made by hitting and dragging the paper against re-bounding twigs and branches often look like a musical score.    Birds are rare and endangered. And in the middle of the painting, John Wolseley had painted another threatened bird – the South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo...

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