Three Kinds of Listening: Passive: Hearing music playing in the background while we perform other tasks Unconscious: Hearing “Muzak”, such as elevator music or music played in the dentist’s office and hardly noticing it. Active: Listening to music in a conscious, committed manner in order to experience it fully.
Listening for Sound, Rhythm and Dynamics Paul Dukas (1865-1935) Fanfare from La Péri Composed in 1912 for 3 trumpets, 4 French horns, 3 trombones and tuba
Listening for Music and Words: Melody, Harmony, Dissonance Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Song for voice and piano, Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel) Composed in 1814
A Symphonic Minuet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Minuet and Trio from Symphony no. 18 in F Major, K. 130 Composed in 1772 for 2 flutes, 4 horns, violins I and II, violas, cellos, double basses
I: Listen for form Large –scale = ABA Minuet Trio Minuet A B A AABB CCDD AABB
II:Listen for tempo and meter Tempo=moderate Meter=3/4
III. Listen for cadences and keys Minuet: A section=F Major, cadence in CM B section=F Major, cadence in FM Trio: A section=C Major, cadence in GM B section=Starts in G M, returns to C for cadence