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chance music A type of contemporary music in which some or all of the elements, such as rhythm or the interaction among voices, are left to chance.
Liturgical in spirit even when performed outside the formal liturgy, liturgical dramas were the most elaborate form of medieval music.
performance directions Words or symbols provided by composers to instruct performers in how their music is to be played, including articulation, dynamics, expression, and phrasing.
omnidisc.com /MUSIC/Glossary.html   (6786 words)

 ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary
The cauda is musically free, though in some cases the composer rounded the form by repeating musical material at the end of the cauda.
The cauda ends with a conclusive clos cadence, and may involve musical rounding (repeating the music of the clos phrase of the pes as its final phrase, for example).
Each of the two musical sections had a refrain text which came back at the end of the poem, but the two halves of the refrain had to be separable, for in the middle of the poem three statements of the opening music appeared together.
www.vanderbilt.edu /~cyrus/ORB/orbgloss.htm   (6352 words)

The performer feels a character's emotion by thinking of an event in his or her own life which led to a similar emotion.
Since performance art often is based on an individual performer or director's vision, rather than a playwright's, the autobiographical monologue has become a popular performance art form.
A play performed widely in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia involving intricately carved flat leather puppets that create patterns of light and shadow when their image is projected on a screen.
novella.mhhe.com /sites/0072872187/student_view0/glossary.html   (4904 words)

 Teaching The Children of Willesden Lane: Glossary
This is distinct from the classical style in Western music, which rose to prominence from about 1730 to 1820, and in which bright contrasts in melody and harmony were prominent for the first time.
Fugue – A musical composition in which a theme is repeated by voices that enter successively and continue in a woven-together fashion.
Impressionist music – A movement in music occurring from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century.
www.learner.org /series/cowl/glossary/musicalterms.html   (1163 words)

 Technology fundamentals
This glossary is intended to provide brief explanations and introductions to terminology commonly used in the telecommunications, networking, and information technology arenas.
Analog signals like voice or music are encoded digitally by sampling the voice or music analog signal many times a second and assigning a number to each sample.
Performance is based on IP data rates as fast as two megabits per second.
www.ihets.org /progserv/video/vidconf/glossary.html   (7273 words)

 TN Department of Education:K-12
Choreographic form that reflects the musical form of the same name, in which individuals and groups perform the same movement/phrase beginning at different times.
A choreographic structure used with a phrase or longer sequence of movement in which the phrase, for example, is first performed proceeding from movement 1 to movement 2, etc.; when the last movement of the phrase is complete, the phrase is retrograded from the penultimate movement to the first movement.
A distinctive manner of moving; the characteristic way dance is done, created, or performed that identifies the dance of a particular performer, choreographer, or period.
www.state.tn.us /education/ci/standards/music/danceglossarypf.shtml   (1143 words)

 Glossary - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
The height of an actor's head actor as determined by his or her body position (e.g., sitting, lying, standing, or elevated by an artificial means).
Musical theatre that usually consisted of performances of traditional African-American music and dance provided by white actors in flface and characterized by exploitive racial stereotypes.
The imitation or representation of life performed for other people; the performance of dramatic literature; drama; the milieu of actors, technicians, and playwrights; the place where dramatic performances take place.
www.cde.ca.gov /be/st/ss/thglossary.asp   (1481 words)

 Glossary: Technical Terms explained
DIRECT COUPLING: A means of connecting two electrical circuits so that both AC and DC signals may be passed between them.
The advantage is that the listener hears more of the direct sound from the speakers and less of the reflected sound from the room.
OMNI: Meaning all, refers to a microphone that is equally sensitive in all directions, or to the MIDI mode where data on all channels is recognised.
www.soundonsound.com /information/Glossary.php   (9947 words)

 Music Markup Language: Scope
Music structure (called cantus in SMDL) is distinguished from the delivery methods of a particular structure (related to the gestural and visual domains of SMDL).
Music as a layered form of communication is thus more complex to present in a visual format than human languages.
Although a piece of music does not need to be marked with all the modules, the time and frequency elements are essential to mark the basic structure of music.
www.musicmarkup.info /scope   (1495 words)

 Resource Links at The Healing Music Organization
She spent nine years of years of research and therapy through "harmonic resonance" with multidimensional music showing its specific capacity to connect with the source of higher consciousness within, to initiate a holistic transformation on a quantum level and to restore integrity of the energy field, with an emphasis on cancer cases.
The Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) is a course of study which, in recognition of music as a therapeutic enhancement to the healing process and the life/death transition, prepares musicians to serve the ill, dying, and to all those who may benefit, by providing music as a service to create healing environments.
She lectures and teaches on art, music and mysticism, as well as on the spiral as a ubiquitous form in both nature and the development of consciousness, and on sound and the voice as a spiritual practice and creative force in the universe.
www.healingmusic.org /Library/ResourceLinks/index.asp   (8191 words)

 directions - OneLook Dictionary Search
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "directions" is defined.
Directions (North, South, etc.) : The Word Detective [home, info]
Phrases that include directions: six directions, cardinal directions, compass directions, give directions to, glossary of music performance directions, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=directions   (115 words)

 E-Health & Telehealth Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In direct video capture, the video signal is digitized from the display, which creates a higher quality image and is more efficient than acquisition through scanning.
A series of word processing directions that are able to be read by the majority of word processing programs in order to retain the formatting rules of the document.
The method of using robotic and other instruments that permit a clinician to perform a procedure at a remote location by manipulating devices and receiving feedback or sensory information that contributes to a sense of being present at the remote site and allows a satisfactory degree of technical achievement.
telehealth.net /glossary.html   (8382 words)

 Music on My PC - Glossary of terms used in music software and hardware
Often used for voice-over applications, the level of background music is automatically reduced (made to "duck"), allowing an announcer to be heard clearly.
In speech, the range rarely exceeds 40 dB; in music, it is the highest in orchestral works where a broad number of instruments are used, where the range may be as much as 75 dB.
While this is the basis of musical instruments, it is usually undesirable in music-reproducing instruments like audio equipment or room acoustics.
www.musiconmypc.co.uk /art_glossary.php   (8597 words)

 Bookstore at The Healing Music Organization
After an introduction to the dynamics and methodology of music psychotherapy, the book provides in-depth analyses of transference and countertransference as they are manifested in various approaches to using improvisation, songs, and music imagery.
Modern Western music, because it is based on the flawed Greek system, he finds decadent--capable of moving the listener, but only by overcomplicated means in comparison especially to the directness of Indian classical music.
Although he makes no claims that the Tao of music is a cure-all, John Oritz has tapped the power of music by combining it with established psychological techniques and Taoist ideas to create an innovative concept: your music collection can help you overcome the obstacles of everyday life, from pain to procrastination, relaxation to romance.
www.healingmusic.org /Marketplace/Books/index.asp   (5443 words)

 Home Theater Glossary
This angle between the direction of the nature of the signals and the positioning of the various video and hi-fi audio heads.
A technique whereby two directional microphones (one for each channel) are located very close to each other and aimed at specific sections of the ensemble to be recorded.
The listening position in a room where the direct sound from a speaker, set of speakers, or live performer(s) is louder than the sound reflected from nearby boundaries.
www.yanman.com /HomeTheater/HTGlossary.htm   (5452 words)

Cross-hatching is drawing one set of hatchings over another in a different direction so that the lines cross.
A revival of classical Greek and Roman forms in art, music, and literature, particularly during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and America.
performance art Dramatic presentation by visual artists (as distinguished from theater artists such as actors and dancers) before an audience, usually apart from a formal theatrical setting.
www.ackland.org /tours/classes/glossary.html   (6453 words)

 Gensys Computers - Glossary Of Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Testing performed by the users or customers to provide them with assurance that a new software system is ready for production use.
Bus mastering is a high performance method of data transfer in which the host adapter's on-board processor handles the transfer of data directly to and from a computer's memory without intervention from the CPU.
The original layout was designed in an attempt to separate letters that often appear in the English Language close together, because when struck at nearly the same moment, they were likely to jam the type bars as they came close to one other when they approached the typewriter ribbon.
www.gensys.on.ca /glossary.html   (14360 words)

The enclosure performance is similar to mounting the drivers on a panel of infinite extent, which explains the name.
The frequency of a spurious tone equals the frequency of one tone in the music added to or subtracted from the frequency of a second tone in the music.
The example power spectrum plot discussed in the section on music and the ear shows that the power around 4 kHz is about 20 dB below (1% of) the power at the lowest frequencies, and power drops another 20 dB for frequencies above 12 kHz.
www.silcom.com /~aludwig/glossary.htm   (5371 words)

 Music Terminiology - A Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
natural (1) In musical notation, a sign (@) indicating that the preceding accidental applied to this note is to be cancelled; (2) the name given to such a note, for example, C@.
sharp (1) In musical notation, a sign (#) indicating that the note it precedes is to be played a half step higher; (2) the means of designating particular notes, for example, F#.
staccato (1) In musical notation, a dot placed above a notehead to indicate that it is to receive only about half its regular value; (2) in performance, the pronounced separation of adjacent notes.
faculty.ccp.cc.pa.us /FACULTY/acaney/mus103/glossary.html   (6855 words)

A female performer is accorded “brava” and many performers, “bravi.” In Don Giovanni, one of the characters actually goes so far as to yell out, “Archibravo” which means “Nothing better than this could be imagined,” although that would probably take too long to yell in a theatre.
In many international houses, where singers perform without benefit of long musical rehearsal periods, a prompter can be invaluable as a memory aide for a jet-lagged singer.
When a singer is directed to move downstage left, she goes toward the audience and towards her left side; to the audience, she seems to be coming forward and moving to the audience’s right!
artsweb.brenau.edu /Music/Glossary.htm   (4859 words)

 Home Theater/entertainment audio glossary-Performance Furniture
If a sound reaches both ears simultaneously and at the same loudness, the sound appears to be coming from directly in front of or behind the listener.
Live orchestral music reaches brief peaks in the 105db range and live rock easily goes over 120db.
THX- An acronym for Tomlinson Holman Experiment, THX is a set of technical standards and performance criteria developed by Lucasfilm to ensure that moviegoers see and hear a film at optimum performance levels, "as the director intended".
www.performancefurniture.com /glossary.html   (5622 words)

"History and Overview of African Music" - a discussion of African music in a historical and social context.
"African Musical Instruments" - an excellent glossary, indexed by country of origin, instrument name and instrument family and supplemented by pictures and sound samples.
In his culture, a musical career was once out of the question for all but the Griot caste, it was an inherited role.
tcd.freehosting.net /djembemande/music.html   (872 words)

"Direct Stream Digital" encoding will be able to provide a frequency response from DC to 100 kHz with a dynamic range of 120 dB.
The 45 or 45 RPM phonograph record is non digital way of reproducing music mechanically.
Information on the tape is recorded in both directions so the tape can be turned over and played on both sides.
www.puredigitalaudio.org /glossary/index.shtml   (2342 words)

 PORT 2000 - Reference - A Music Technology Glossary
Count in- A command in a sequencer that plays a metronome for several measures until you are ready to record.
Pitchbend- A synthesizer performance technique that involves sliding the pitch of a sound up or down by means of a controller.
A MIDI file comprises actions performed on an instrument (keys pressed, how hard...) There is a standard MIDI file format.
www.portnet.k12.ny.us /port2000/glossary.htm   (1720 words)

 Home Theater: Glossary
Bi-Wiring: A method of connecting an amplifier or receiver to a speaker in which separate wires are run between the amp and the woofer and the amp and the tweeter.
Diffusor: Acoustical treatment device that preserves sound energy by reflecting it evenly in multiple directions, as opposed to a flat surface, which reflects a majority of the sound energy in one direction.
A light source is then reflected off the reflective LCD and is directed through a lens to a screen.
www.hometheatermag.com /glossary   (6691 words)

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