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Chapter 1 The Pleasure of Music Music has the power to entertain, to amuse, to move, and to inspire. - What does the music we listen to say about us?

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1 Chapter 1 The Pleasure of Music Music has the power to entertain, to amuse, to move, and to inspire. - What does the music we listen to say about us?

2 Voyager - Time Capsule to the Stars Launched in musical collections from multiple artists, regions, and eras * Recorded on phonographic records

3 Music on the Voyager Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, First Mvmt. By Johann Sebastian Bach Pygmy girls’ initiation song from Zaire Australian Aborigine songs El Cascabel from Mexico Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry Tchakrulo from Georgian S.S.R. Panpipes and drums from Peru Melancholy Blues by Louis Armstrong Fifth Symphony, First Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven Indian raga, Jaat Kahan Ho Dark was the Night by Blind Willie Johnson

4 Music and the Individual Everyone has their own likes and dislikes including their music. Your preferences also dictate what you find entertaining, including what music you enjoy listening to.

5 Musical Connections to Childhood In most cultures, exposure to music begins early. A-B-C song/Ba-Ba-Blacksheep/Twinkle, Twinkle Ring Around the Rosey

6 In Africa, children from Ghana learn a game song called Kye Kye Kule. Pay attention to the song’s FORM. form – the structure and design of a composition, incorporating repetition, contrast, unity, and variety call and response – a question-and-answer pattern in which a group responds to a leader

7 Musical Preferences As we grow older, our musical preferences CHANGE

8 Family and Musical Identity Many times parents, siblings, and extended family members influence musical identity and preferences Songs we associate with family gatherings/traditions?

9 Bach *Patriarch of a family with more than 7 generations of professional musicians *From the 1600s *Specialized in classical music *Primary instrument: organ

10 Ellis – dad piano Branford - saxophone Wynton- trumpet Delfayo – trombone/ producer Jason - percussion Marsalis *20 th century family *Specialized in Jazz *2 generations of professional musicians

11 Musical Dynasties Compare and contrast the Bach and Marsalis families. Tell why they are considered musical dynasties. Bach 1600s Classical style More than 7 generations of musicians Marsalis Present day (20 th century) Jazz 2 generations of musicians Compare (how alike): both families led by father Musical dynasties because they are the best, most influential of their genres

12 Global Reach of Music Music is sometimes called a universal language. Technological advances make it easy to access and share music from different countries.

13 World Influences Angelique Kidjo – world musician from West Africa; fuses West African traditions with elements of American rhythm and blues, funk, and jazz. Clave – a basic rhythmic pattern that provides the foundation for the complex rhythms played by multiple drums

14 Beat – a steady recurring pulse Hambone – rhythm pattern, closely related to the clave, that is used in early rock and roll Melody – intentionally organized succession of musical tones Pitch – the highness or lowness of sound determined by its frequency of vibration

15 Pachelbel’s Canon in D Canon – a musical form where parts enter at different times but have the same melody throughout Influences can be found in seemingly unrelated music


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