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music apprec

chapter 4

song music that is produced vocally and has words
vocalise a song having no words
folk songs written by amateurs or "common folk" that have become traditional within a culture
round a song form in which each singer or group of singers begins the song at staggered intervals of time creating a polyphonic texture known as imitative polyphony
improvise to create on the spot during a performace, a common characteristic of jazz found in many other music styles as well
imitative polyphony a round such as row,row,row your boat
ethnomusicology the study of music of different cultures, especially non-western ones
work songs existed to help lighten the load of heavy physical labor to help pass the time and to coordinate the movements of group labor
sea chantie(shanties) songs sang to coordinate workers' movements on a ship(a subcategory of sailors' songs)
call and response a group of singers answers a solo or "lead" singer
mariachi a traditional Mexican ensemble of strolling musicians generally consisting of one or more violins and/or trumpets plus classical guitar and guitarron.
arch-form melody that ascends and then descends
art song poetry set to music; composed by trained musicians, generally more complex
through-composed having continuously new melodic content throughout.
strophic a song form in which the same melody is repeated for each verse, a chorus may be sung between verses(EX. most Church of Christ Hymns)
troubadours/trouveres 1.A French medieval lyric poet composing and singing in Proven├žal in the 11th to 13th centuries, esp. on the theme of courtly love.
trobairitz female troubadour
popular songs often written by musicians without formal music training, also feature simple forms, easy accompaniments, and common subject matter, predominantly love.
blues originating in the southern former-slave communities of the post-Civil war era, emerged from the field hollers expressing the frustrations of the people
jazz standards blues that withstood the test of time
song cycle a set of songs by a single composter intended to be performed together
yiddish A combination of Hebrew and German language
lied song in German
pentatonic Relating to, based on, or denoting a scale of five notes, esp. one without semitones
lieder songs plural in German
Created by: kgallow1