My last musicology lecture focused on the basics – how do the elements of music impact form. Firstly, the presentation for this can be found here. These are the questions I want students/interested parties to discuss on the blog
•Examples of pieces with unusual bar numbers in sections
•Examples of how rhythm delineates form
•Examples of verse and chorus with same chords
•Examples of artist specific sounds
•Examples of texture/instrumentation delineating form
•Examples of how metre delineates form.
•Examples of how sounds allude toward change of style
•Examples of how sounds indicate a place or time.
•Examples of textures that outline the lyrics and or Title
I would also like some comments about how this fits in with a Rationalistic or Empirical approach.
I would also like everyone to read this paper in the meaning in Zappa’s music. It can be found here.