The texture is mostly melody dominated homophony apart from to monophonic bars in the coda. Section A has a lighter texture and section B has a thicker chordal texture. Structure. The structure of this piece is ternary. It begins with section A then goes into section B before returning to section A and finishing with a short coda.
The Australian Bebop Ragas performed at the Music Recital Hall in Sacramento State at around 3pm on Sunday April 19. The band was hosted by the World Music Club and Department of Music. The band consisted of Stephen Kent who played the didjeridu, Teed Rockwell who played the touchstyle fretboard and Jim Santi Owen who played the table and also the morse. One feature of the group was that it did not belong one particular culture but combined different instruments from other parts of the world like the didjeridu from Australia and the tabla from India. The touchstyle fretboard stood out from the rest of the musical instruments.
Hu Zhenqi 24 June 2011 MRLC Mr.Ryan HOW BACH’S STYLE IS DISTINCT FROM VIVALDI’S Bach and Vivaldi are two of the most well known composers in the Baroque period. They have similarities and differences in their style of composition. This essay would focus on their differences in style. Their styles are different in many ways and most people would focus on their use of melody, harmony or rhythm but this essay would focus on their use of basso continuo. The way Bach uses basso continuo in his music is what makes Bach’s style distinct from Vivaldi’s.
Anson Funderburgh and his group have been performing since the late seventies blending a mixture of Mississippi Delta Blues with Texas funk. Sam Meyers intensified the influence of the delta blues when he joined the band in the eighties. Sam Meyers, age 63 is legally blind and a diabetic, brings a deep bluesy voice to the band that combines the basic blues progression with Texas funk to form an unique style of rhythm and blues. The group appeared not to favor any particular period as their set ranged from the basic blues AAB form to a fast paced funk, and a blues style rock. The group is comprised of: Anson Funderburgh on lead guitar.
Schoenberg uses a lot of techniques to build up the texture and make it more interesting and more complex. Some of these techniques include inversions, imitations and canons. The rhythms are also complex and vary. The rhythms change quickly between ¾, 2/4 and 4/4. Schoenberg also layers different rhythms together to create a very complex polyphonic texture.
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint- Third Movement The piece is written for a live guitar, 7 guitars an 2 bass guitars (pre recorded) and Steve Reich wrote it for Pat Methany who was the first to perform it in 1987. The music is mostly in E Minor but some of the later sections are in C Minor. The piece begins with guitar 1 repeating a 1 bar ostinato. A feature of minimalism that can be found in the piece is contrapuntal texture (polyphonic). All the guitars enter in canon and all of them enter on different notes so the accented notes fall into different places, this is known as metrical displacement, an example of this is at the entry of the bass guitars.
The guitar has become one of the most prominent components of contemporary music. People have been playing instruments very similar to the guitar for hundreds of years. Michael Kasha’s book A New Look at the History of the Classic Guitar shows that there has even been a discovery of a certain Hittite carving from over 3,000 years ago that shows an instrument that seems to share many features of a modern guitar (Kasha 12). The guitar is a member of the chordophone family, meaning that it is an instrument that creates sound through vibrating strings that are stretched between two points. About sixty years ago, the guitar underwent a modification that would forever change the rest of the musical world- it was electrified.
Bela Fleck Concert This past week, I watched a concert performed by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The style of music was very different from what I am used to, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the band played. The concert was held at the Quick Center for the Arts and seemed very informal. There were several times where audience members clapped, cheered, or stood up. The concert hall appeared to be a formal concert hall.
In the bridge, high bowed strings, sometimes using harmonics and tremolo, add a countermelody. Orchestration There are five woodwind players who double up: Clarinet and saxophone Two horns Three trumpets Two trombones Seven violins Four cellos Two double basses Drum kit Percussionists Piano Electric and accoustic guitar Structure The song does not follow a conventional verse-chorus structure, but has several musical ideas and sections that recur. The structure is: Introduction Section A Section B Section B1 Section A 1 Outro [fades
A classical composition has a range of rhythmic patterns. The classical style also can include unexpected pauses, syncopations, and frequent changes from long notes to short ones. Also they have a change from one pattern of note lengths to another, which may be either sudden or gradual. Texture - Classical music is basically homophonic. However, texture is treated as flexibly as rhythm.