The Musical 20TH Century By: Zach Helon Jeremy West Noah Adkins
John Williams • Williams has composed many scores for hit movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jaws • He was won many awards such as Grammys, Golden Globes, and Emmys. • Was named nineteenth Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1980 • Born in 1948-(not Deceased) American • Orchestral music was his style
Joan Tower • She is recognized as one of the most important composers of this time. • She was the first woman to win the Grawemeyer Award. • Her main favorite instrument must be the piano. • Born in 1938-(not Deceased) American • Orchestral music was her style.
Aaron Copland • Began to study music (Piano) at age 14. • Did pieces like “Rodeo” and “Appalachian Spring.” • Orchestral music was his style. • Born 1900-1990 American.
Experimental Music • Instrumental • Composers: George Crumb, Aaron Copland • Instruments: Electric guitar, Keyboard, Synthesizer
Rock and Roll • Vocal • Composers: Aerosmith, ac/dc, avenged 7x • Instruments: Electric guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar
Electronic Music • Loud • Composers: Owl City, Mario Davidovsky • Instruments: Synthesizer, Keyboard, Key-Tar
Electric Piano • Produce sounds mechanically and the sounds are turned into electronic signals by pickups. Unlike a synthesizer, the electric piano is not an electronic instrument, but electro-mechanical. • Played in orchestras, church groups, and wanna-be bands • George Crumb • Pred: Piano
Electric Violin • A violin equipped with an electronic output of its sound. The term most properly refers to an instrument purposely made to be electrified with built-in pickups, usually with a solid body. • usually played in a quartet with other electric violins or on a solo.(plugged into an amp at all times) • George Crumb • Pred: Violin
Electric Guitar • An electric instrument that uses the strums of strings that are picked up to make a sound through an amp. • Played in a band. • Tobymac • Pred: Acoustic Guitar
Synthesizer • An electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments. • Played in a band, most renowned for its use in the American 80s • Vangelis • No predecesors.
Keyboard • An electronic instrument similar to the piano; The plastic white and black piano-style keys which the player presses, thus connecting the switches, which triggers the electronic note or other sound. • Band or Church Group • Stevie Wonder • Pred: Piano