Assignment (please submit in 12 point font, double spaced, 1-2 pages)
In paragraph form, describe the differences between the melody vs harmony in music. Use at least 2 pieces on the listening list as examples (you may choose to compare/contrast, or use other methods).
Lastly, describe the following musical fundamental heard in the trumpet in the excerpt labeled â€œmelody vs harmony example, Stephen Burnsâ€
Timbre of the trumpet
Speed of the beat
Range utilized in the trumpet (always high? Always low? Variety?)
How often is the trumpet playing vs resting?
What other instruments are playing?
Module 2: readings from text
Readings from Part I of textbook
Chapter 4: Music Notation
Chapter 5: Melody
Chapter 6: Harmony
Chapter 7: Key
Readings from Part II of textbook
Chapter 1: Music in the Middle Ages
Chapter 2: Gregorian Chant
Allelujah: Vidimus Stellam, anonymous
O successores, Hildegard of Bingen
Over the Rainbow, Arlen
Disjunct melody example: â€œSonatineâ€, Henze (Hakan Hardenburger, trumpet)
melody vs harmony example, Telemann, (Stephen Burns, trumpet)
melody vs harmony in minor, Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, 1st movement
Dissonance 20th century example: â€œRite of Springâ€, Stravinsky
- Listen to the first minute of the recording
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