For Your Second Intelligent Listening Assignment. Completed example checklist for Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven. There is a link on the page to listen to the song as you read the analysis. Note: because we will study the Clapton record in class, you can not use it for your checklist assignments
Theme from Mission: Impossible. Quadruple meter (1-2-3-4)
Members of U2. Movie, 1996. Listen
closely - it doesn't start with a 4 beat pattern. What is the meter at the start? Where does it change to the 4 beat pattern?
Music Player: Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 16 in C(All three movements)
Flash Movie: First page of Mozart's sonata
Music for the page you received in class
Music Player: No Dice. Beirut
As discussed in class, listen to this song while you visualize an ACID XPress screen in your mind. Imagine listening to a song you're working on as you watch the cursor move across the screen. Imagine the different loops in your song starting to play at different times. Now, count how many different "loops" you hear in this song. Imagine how this song might look in ACID. How many loops do you hear? (Used several years ago in this commercial)
Video: Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring One of the most exciting, and controversial, pieces in the world of classical music, When it premiered in 1913 it caused a sensation and a near-riot. Read more about it in Chapter 46 of our textbook and at Wikipedia.
Video: Translating Great African Composers with guitarist Derek Gripper
This video is an excellent lesson in hearing music "horizontally". Listen for the bass, then the accompaniment, then the melody - he makes it very easy to hear each "layer" as they're played simultaneously.