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Chapter 4. Section 4 & 5. Syncopation. Syncopation- deliberate shifts of accent so that it conflicts with the steady beat. Emphasizes the weak beats Sometimes feels imbalanced. Try Your Own Syncopated Beat. Divide class One group clap on beat, one group clap off beat. Switch

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chapter 4

Chapter 4

Section 4 & 5

syncopation
Syncopation
  • Syncopation- deliberate shifts of accent so that it conflicts with the steady beat.
  • Emphasizes the weak beats
  • Sometimes feels imbalanced
try your own syncopated beat
Try Your Own Syncopated Beat
  • Divide class
  • One group clap on beat, one group clap off beat.
  • Switch
  • *Partner work*
ragtime
Ragtime
  • Started as a dance form that appeared in the 19th century.
  • Had catchy, syncopated melody set against a moving bass emphasizing a steady beat in duple meter.
  • Unlike most jazz music (which is improvised), ragtime music was written down.
  • Some great rag pianists and composers include Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and Eubie Blake.
scott joplin
Scott Joplin
  • One of the best known ragtime composers in history
  • Born in Texarkana, Texas
  • Taught himself piano as a child
  • Published his first collection of “rags” in 1899
  • Wrote more than 50 rags, waltzes, and marches for piano
  • Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” (published in 1899) sold a million copies.
rhythmic patterns of cameroon
Rhythmic Patterns of Cameroon
  • The Bamileke people have many traditions of using rhythm in their music.
  • They use music to accompany their Lali or warrior dance.
  • The dances celebrate ability and skill in battle, self confidence and manliness.
  • They are performed by the Menne people, a sub group of the Bamileke people.
  • Listen to CD 3 #17 Lali
  • Watch the video of the Lali dance.
maple leaf rag
Maple Leaf Rag

CD 3 #18 “Maple Leaf Rag”

creative rhythms
Creative Rhythms
  • Things like STOMP
  • Rhythms with a creative twist
  • Eyes for imaginative showmanship
blue man group
Blue Man Group
  • Dressed in black showing only blue hands and bald, blue and earless heads
  • Never sing or say a word
  • Use humor and unusual instruments made of barrels, piano soundboards, and pipes
  • Make simple musical ideas sound complex, often by using subdivisions
subdivisions
Subdivisions
  • Subdividing is like math
  • Like folding a piece of paper in half twice gives you four equal rectangles, subdividing a beat gives you beats of equal length.
  • Try it
  • CD 3 #19 “Above”
  • Watch and listen to Blue Man Group