Lecture Notes for GMUS 203 - MUSIC IN AMERICA [C2VPA] at James Madison (JMU)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Subject:General Education Music
University:James Madison University
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Prepared Piano
  • Miles Davis
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • James Brown
  • Conceptual Art
  • Weather Report
  • Talking Heads
  • Ground Bass
  • Black Market
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GMUS 203 • Music in America • Fall 2007 EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE 20TH CENTURY CLASSICAL MUSIC Philosophical ideals- art vs. commerce -elite vs commercial Charles Ives- modernist classical music -Use of indigenous material- Jazz, Ragtime -Pastiche- hodge podge of sound -Dissonance-form of unstable pitches -Dual careers- Insurance man, musician -Support of new music- funds Cowells magazine Henry Cowell -World music -Extended instrumental techniques by using standard instruments in unusual ways -New Music Quarterly- magazine of music Lou Harrison-Taught by Ives -Cowell published his work is the magazine -Pacific rim non-western culture music mixed in Aaron Copland-American composer -Film & ballet scores -Incorporated the sacred harp -Taught by Nadia Nadia Boulanger- taught a lot of American composers at a French school in paris Crossing the popular classical music divide William Grant Still- African American Composer - first black to have own orchestra George Gershwin- Popular classical musician WWII influences -E...

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