Technology and the Changing Social Role of Music The role that music plays in society is largely a function of the music-related technology that is used. The role of music in American society has changed dramatically in the last 100 years.
music-related technology that is used.
dramatically in the last 100 years.
now perceive, listen to, create, and function around music.
grooves in a wax cylinder in 1877.
become a standard medium for recording
market for composers.
use tape recording and splicing
to create “perfect” radio shows
by editing out mistakes.
Diffusion of sound that creates the impression
of distance, space, or sustain.
Timed repetition of a sound that creates an
A “swirling”, undulating effect created by off-setting a sound from itself.
Used to control the volume of certain frequency
ranges in a sound.
Hendrix use amplification
technology as a creative
element of their live music.
technology in performance
has become an iconic part of
recordings of sound and
music in their live
more powerful, affordable, and easy to use.
companies and amateurs.