Modern Music Survey

 

Topic

 

Representative Artists/listening links

 

Genres/Terms

Related Assignment

Introduction, Setting the stage (historical precursors)

Bach Prelude in C major

Mozart K331

Beethoven 5th Symphony, i

Chopin Nocturne, Op 9, no 2

 

Baroque, Classical, Romantic

Tonality, Scales, Chords, Major/Minor, Consonance/Dissonance, Tension/Resolution, Melody, Harmony (functional, deterministic), Motif, Structure (ABA; home-away- home), Contrast/Continuity

 

 

Pitch content: modality

Satie Gymnopedie (dorian mode)

 

Ravel Jeux d'eau (whole tone & pentatonic)

 

Debussy Voiles (whole tone), Images, Livre 2 - 1. Cloches A Travers Les Feuilles (whole tone), la cathedrale engloutie (pentatonic)

 

Bartok from Four Old Sorrowful Songs (dorian mode)

 

Grateful Dead Dark Star (mixolydian mode)

 

The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows (mixolydian mode)

 

John Coltrane India (mixolydian mode), My Favorite Things (mixolydian & dorian modes)

 

The Meters Cissy Strut (mixolydian mode/pentatonic/blues)

 

Kingston Trio Corey Corey (mixolydian mode)

 

Modes, Whole Tone, Pentatonic, Blues Scale, Acid Rock, Modal jazz/rock, Funk

Mode/Pentatonic finding assignment

Pitch content: atonality, polytonality/polymodality

 

Milhaud Saudades do Brasil (polymodality)

 

Bartok Mikrokosmos No. 105 (polytonality)

 

Stravinsky Grand Chorale from The Soldier's Tale (polytonality)

 

Bartok, String Quartet No. 1, i

 

Schonberg Op. 33a (12-tone), Nacht from Pierrot Lunaire (pitch class sets)

 

Babbit Three Compositions for Piano

(12 tone serialism)

 

Ligeti 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet (microtonality)

 

Adam Domash improvisation 1

 

Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys Machine Gun

 

Deathwish Tailgate

 

 

Dissonance (mild to heavy), 2nd Viennese School, Serialism

Bartok, Mikrokosmos No. 105 score

 

Atonality & Serialism

 

Scholberg's Op. 33a matrix

 

 

 

Design a 12-tone matrix assignment

 

Dallapiccola, Simbolo

 

Rhythm

Bartok The Chase (ostinato), Allegro Pizzicato (string 4-tet IV), Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos 153), Allegro Barbaro

 

Stravinsky Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Coachment & Grooms

 

Ligeti Desordre, Piano Concerto, Galamb Borong, Musica Ricercata VII

 

Herbie Hancock Chameleon

 

The Meters Cissy Strut

 

Hop Sauce Do You Know

 

Grateful Dead Scarlet Begonias

  

 

Syncopation, Ostinato, Polyrhythm, Rock, funk

Syncopated Rhythm Assignment

 

Texture/Energy

Ligeti Piano Concerto, 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet, Lontano, String Quartet #2, iii, 

 

Bartok From the Diary of a Fly

 

Debussy Nuages

 

Steve Reich Violin Phase

 

Pendrecki Symphony #1

 

Berio O King

 

Charlie Parker Donna Lee

 

Miles Davis Shhh/Peaceful

 

Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys Machine Gun

 

Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love

 

Pink Floyd On the Run

 

Death Wish Break the Chains

 

Velvet Underground Black Angel's Death Song

 

Van Halen Eruption

 

Impressionism, Acid Rock, Rock, Punk Rock, Distortion

Polyrhythm Assignment

Example Audio

Example Score

Reinterpretation

Tim Hardin If I Were a Carpenter

 

Small Faces If I Were a Carpenter

 

Beach Boys Wendy

 

Descendants Wendy

 

Dion Runaround Sue

 

Dead Kennedys Kill the Poor

 

 

Jazz, Rock

Melodic Decoration Assignment

Example Audio

Example Score

Improvisation/Form

Adam Domash improvisation 1

 

John Coltrane Ascension, Edition I

 

Grateful Dead The Other One

 

Keith Jarret Koln Concert

 

Cecil Taylor Unit Holiday en Masque, Serdab

 

Philip Glass Music with Changing Parts

 

Terry Riley In C (score)

 

Litoslawski Chain 3

 

Sanchez-Gutierrez M.E. in Memoriam

 

Jazz, Aleatoricism, Minimalism

 

Student Presentations

 

 

Ed Ostinato & Polyrhythm

Ed Glen Kotche: Anomoly II (analysis)      

    (audio)

 

Thu SFCMC (audio)  (score)

 

Rufus Abschied (text) (score) (acapella)

         (MIDI)

 

Ben Final Project

 

Adrian Julian Carrillo: Preludio a Colon

 

 

 

Final Project