MUSI 207Middle East Chapter 3 cont.
The Music of the Middle East Update: Chapter Presentations, D2L PowerPoint Presentations, MyMusicLabRegistration • Chapter Presentation Eval. • MyMusicLab Instrument Gallery and Map • Chapter Presentation • Characteristics of Middle Eastern Music
Characteristics of Middle Eastern Music Monophony – One melody line is played simultaneously by all performers Ornamentation- Notes are bent or are embellished with trills, glissandos, or short secondary notes Sound Quality (Timbre)- Flat, vibratoless tone, with a hard-edged, “raspy” quality Solo, vocal music dominates Improvisation is highly valued
The Three-Part Model of Music a. Sound (6 Fundamentals of Music) Melody Rhythm Texture Tone Color (Timbre) Dynamics Form b. Behavior – kinds of activities that go into music making c. Conception or ideas – what is the society’s idea of this music? How does it relate to other aspects of society?
For next class Read Chapter 4 Work on your presentations and D2L PowerPoints
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.-Anonymous