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  The Anatomy of Music: A Learning Tool for Listening
Musical forms are seen as abstract prototypes of whole classes of compositions.
Since in the music selected for this course form is an essential element, I suggest that musical form is a general governing principle and that it can be used advantageously for the design of a pedagogical meaningful introductory course.
The difficulty is not in conveying to the student the concept of musical form but in enabling the student to observe the unfolding form auditorily as it happens.
music.utsa.edu /tdml/conf-I/I-Sonnenschein.html   (2325 words)

  Musical Form - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Musical Form, the orderly arrangement of musical elements in time.
Aria, Baroque Music, Canon (music), Cantata, Chaconne, Chamber Music, Choral Music, Chorale, Concerto, Fantasia (music), Fugue, Hymn, Jig, Mass,...
Many valid musical analyses may be far from comprehensive.
au.encarta.msn.com /Musical_Form.html   (112 words)

 Musical Form
Musical form is the wider perspective of a piece of music.
Musical works may be classified into two formal types: A and A/B. Compositions exist in a boundless variety of styles, instrumentation, length and content--all the factors that make them singular and personal.
As the music commences, the pace is languorous.
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The form originated at Cabra, near Córdoba, in the 9th century; it enjoyed a vogue in Muslim Spain in the 11th century, and spread subsequently throughout the Arab world, where it survives in oral tradition.
The Muwashah is one of the most widespread poetic forms in Syria, the muwashsah originated in Muslim Spain and is one of seven post-Classical poetic forms that spread throughout the Arab world.
Musically, a muwashshah is performed by a solo singer alternating with responsorial, antiphonal or collective singing in unison, depending on the performing group.
www.cacac.org /Arabic_musical_forms.htm   (3729 words)

 Functional concepts of Musical Form
Asafiev describes music as "the art of meaning that can be intoned." and reaches the conclusion that musical form represents an intonational process whose logical basis lies in three general developmental functions: initio-motus-terminus.
It is a method based on the functional and procedural understanding of the musical form and on the research of the compositional structures in their historical development and in their genre and style context.
However, the most important aspect, and traditionally characteristic to the Russian theory of music, is that behind all the analytical procedures and theoretical construction hides the perennial question of the musical form as artistic phenomenon.
www.tau.ac.il /arts/musicology/INTERP/zoloto~1.htm   (653 words)

 Music Form and Music Type by L. Ron Hubbard - About L. Ron Hubbard: Ron, The Music Maker
lues is a form of music expressing despair which comes from a type of tribal chant in Africa and was imported into the cane and cotton fields as a worker’s chant alongside of spirituals.
A musical form is not established by its instrument.
It is this which causes one to choose the musical form and the musical form dictates the arrangement and the arrangement dictates the instruments.
www.ronthemusicmaker.org /form.htm   (421 words)

 Glossary Musical Terms Rosalie Sommer Studio of Music Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A musical form that has an A section, a complete unit, and a contrasting B section, also a complete unit; it returns to repeat the A section at the end making the overall form of the composition ABA.
Form is the organizational scheme of the composition, the design of sections of the song or composition; the design contrast of musical ideas using restatement, variation and contrast.
A musical form with a recurring A theme that is alternated between contrasting sections.
yourpage.blazenet.net /rsmusic/glossary.html   (1278 words)

 Why Music Matters: The Cognitive Personalism of Reimer and Elliott
Music, distinguished by the sonic, dynamic character embodied in its expressive or symbolic form, presents, educates, deepens and refines the mental sensation of feeling.
Music should be taught, then, because it is a form of nonconceptual cognition that affords a humanising self-knowledge of feeling as a pervasive quality of mental life.
Music is a multidimensional, diverse, cognitive human activity/construct utilising sonic and other data, and involving two interdependent strata, music making and music listening, informed and demonstrated by musicianship, a rich form of knowledge in action.
web.ku.edu /~cmed/private/daugherty.html   (3391 words)

 Musical Nirvana - Introduction to Indian Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Indian music is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world.
Music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste.
Music in the educated European tradition, such as symphony and opera, as opposed to popular or folk music.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/introduction.asp   (590 words)

 Technological musical artifacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The "Lexikon-Sonate" was conceived as music to accompany the exploration of the hypertext.
Music is composed in terms of a model describing a space of possible variants.
The music in "Camera Musica Sketch" is conceived as a family of various, interrelated musical situations composing in their interplay what we may call a musical space.
viswiz.gmd.de /~eckel/publications/eckel98a/eckel98a.html   (3485 words)

 Musical Form - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
brass instruments, electronic musical instruments and devices, keyboard instruments, percussion instruments, stringed instruments, stringed...
Bach, Johann Sebastian : musical forms : toccata: Bach’s Toccata in F
Music : types of music – ethnic and regional : regional musical styles – Europe: Scottish Waulking Song
encarta.msn.com /Musical_Form.html   (150 words)

 DP81: Form of Music Codes in Bibliographic Records
The music cataloging community is not unanimous on the issues of what musical aspects to code and what codes to define for form of composition.
DISCUSSION Beginning with the original specifications for music, which were first published as the MARC Format for Music (1976), data elements have been defined for providing a coded representation of the form of music composition.
Since form of musical composition and genre are generally recorded as full-text strings in one of the 6XX fields, there may be no loss in usability of the cataloging records.
www.loc.gov /marc/marbi/dp/dp81.html   (938 words)

 Musical Nirvana - Compositions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The sacred Prabandha music of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries passed on as an oral tradition, and sourced the dhrupad genre.
The tarana genre of vocal singing is a form of nibadh sangeet and as such observes the structural requirements of the form.
A form of classical singing that began with the camel-drivers of the north-west region of Punjab, tappa has a dual advantage - the songs have a raga basis and some taals are common to both khayal and tappa.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/compositions.html   (1252 words)

 Musical Forms
The form in all these regions is very much the same, and it’s the usage of the singer, of the musical scale, ascending and descending.
In Musical Composition forms, a primary one is the “Noubah” in the Arab Maghrib (Arabs of North Africa).
This musical form is vanishing in Algeria, and only a remaining trace exists in the city of Telmesaan.
www.classicalarabicmusic.com /musical_forms.htm   (4130 words)

 Music:Formal Analysis
The analysis of musical forms may begin with small scale or large scale structures and proceed toward the opposite end.
In many cases, standard forms are used, such as Binary, Ternary, Rondo, Sonata, or Theme and Variations, and the title of compositions often indicate which form is being used.
A familiarity with the standard forms is essential and a survey of them and their related genres can be found in any good text on the forms of music.
solomonsmusic.net /formal.htm   (760 words)

 What is a Musical?
By the 1700s, two forms of musical theater were common in Britain, France and Germany – ballad operas like John Gay's The Beggars Opera (1728) that borrowed popular songs of the day and rewrote the lyrics, and comic operas, with original scores and mostly romantic plot lines, like Michael Balfe's The Bohemian Girl (1845).
Of course, the melodies of grand opera were part of the popular musical culture of the 1800s and early 1900s, and therefore had some residual effect on the musical theater melodies of that time.
The musical tradition that I trace in the pages to come did not build on the work of grand opera –; popular tastes and, in some cases, legal restrictions, forced musicals to develop in an entirely different style and spirit.
www.musicals101.com /musical.htm   (1233 words)

 Music Dictonary
Gat A form of music used in instrumental music concerts.
Lakshan geet A musical pattern wherein the peculiarities of the raaga are described in its text.
Thillana It is form of Carnatak music, resembling the tarana of North India.
www.geocities.com /musicallahari/ga_musdict.html   (1676 words)

 Musical form   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Musical form (the whole or structure) is contrasted with content (the parts) or with surface (the detail), but there is no clear line between the two.
For example, the twelve bar blues is a specific form often found in the genres of blues and rock and roll music.
Forms of chamber music are defined by instrumentation (string quartet, piano quintet and so on).
musical-form.iqnaut.net   (1053 words)

 "Musical Fusions in Chilean Musical Cultures"
Superficial fusion would be musical forms or instruments that contain European and indigenous influence, but with one or the other clearly dominant--so dominant that the musical form or instrument could still be recognized as part of the dominant culture.
As a musical form, the cueca is a fusion between the various European cultures represented by "the Spaniard" in Chile.
Although it seems that the Cueca as a musical form does not contain a fusion that incorporates indigenous elements, in its various forms as a dance and social spectacle (see Appendix II), it could illustrate the social ramifications of a meztiso population that has repressed its indigenous culture.
ccrma-www.stanford.edu /~mejane/Aspects/MusicalFusions/PaperEnglish.html   (3591 words)

 Changes to accommodate IAML coded data in bibliographic fields 008/18-19, 047 and 048
The music cataloging community has been divided for many years over the utility of using coded data to represent musical forms and genres, and medium of performance in the MARC 21 catalog record.
Also, the forms reflect a strong ethnocentric bias, in that they derive primarily from the Western art music tradition and often cannot be applied with any precision or relevance to other traditions that are increasingly being represented in library collections.
The form of composition code is based on the terminology in the work itself and is intended to provide a coded approach to the content of the work.
www.loc.gov /marc/marbi/2005/2005-08.html   (1811 words)

 533f: Musical form and structure
Musical form interpreted as scale, pitch, etc., is a way of considering musical form, but musical form in a composition.
For the sake of clarity, "musical form" is taken here to refer to "form of music" which deals with the overall structural scheme of a musical composition.
“Designation for a song in which all stanzas of the text are sung to the same music, in contrast to a song with new music for each stanza [through-composed]” (Apel 1972:811).
www.sil.org /lingualinks/anthropology/expnddethnmsclgyctgrcltrlmtrls/fMusicalFormAndStructure.htm   (291 words)

 Musical form
Forms and formal detail may be described as sectional or developmental, developmental or variational, syntactical or processual (Keil 1966), embodied or engendered, extensional or intensional (Chester 1970), and associational or hierarchical (Lerdahl 1983).
Form may also be described according to symmetries or lack thereof and repetition.
Syntactic music is "centres" on notation and "the hierarchic organization of quasilinguistic elements and their putting together (com-position) in line with systems of norms, expectations, surprises, tensions and resolutions.
www.mp3.fm /Musical_form.htm   (848 words)

 Sonata Form - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sonata Form, the most important musical form of the Classical period (c.
The term sonata form refers to the musical form typical of...
- three-part musical form: an important musical form developed in the 18th century consisting of three sections, an exposition, development, and recapitulation, and used especially for the first movement of sonatas, concertos, and symphonies
uk.encarta.msn.com /Sonata_Form.html   (151 words)

 Amazon.fr : Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form: Livres en anglais: Susan McClary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Music expresses the needs of those who write and perform it, McClary says, but it does so within the context of conventions generally agreed to by the societies in which musicians live.
Turning to examples from Mozart and Beethoven, she discusses the harmonic structures and musical forms that permit the audience to understand the music.
In late modern times, the blues is a highly structured form that combines simple cadences with the expression of African American experience, and even rap has meaningful structure built upon the heritage of four centuries of music.
www.amazon.fr /Conventional-Wisdom-Content-Musical-Form/dp/0520232089   (590 words)

 Musical Form and Tonal Structure in Troubadour Song
The music examples were originally drawn by hand, and in order to make them available I scanned the printed sheets and converted them to gif images, which are viewable by clicking the appropriate links, either through the table of contents below, or from the main text.
The aim of this study is to lay the groundwork for an eventual codification of musical form and style in the troubadour songs.
The songs are grouped into five large categories, based on the kind of phrase repetition found in their musical forms, and these categories then serve as a tool in the detailed examination of the nature and role of musical form in the repertoire.
www.troubadours.vaninpiano.com   (519 words)

Just as a builder uses a blueprint to build a house, a composer uses form to build a song.
Form is a musical blueprint that helps the composer put his sounds together in different ways.
When you are able to hear patterns in music, you are beginning to understand form.
www.empire.k12.ca.us /capistrano/Mike/capmusic/form/form.htm   (143 words)

 Musical Form
No matter how diverse the musical structures that generations of composers have produced, they are still based in one way or another on repetition and contrast.
Binary form is based on a statement and a departure, without a return to the opening section.
It is the elaborating or varying of a musical idea, presenting its capacity for growth.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/enjoying_music/59815   (419 words)

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