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Introduction to Music

The organization of
sound in time
Music

In this module you will consider the following


Elements of music
Context of music
Emotions / ideas / feelings expressed
What is music?
Historical influences
Knowledge that you bring to listening to music
How to use this module

The following slides contain nine audio files


and questions for each audio sample. To hear
the audio portion of the slide, click on the
graphic. Please listen to each audio selection
at least once and jot down your general
reaction to the excerpt and your answers to the
questions. Then post your answers on the
Blackboard site for the Introduction to Music
module.
Song 1
What is the primary age group
for this song? Why do you
think so?
Are the lyrics important for the
song? Why or why not?
What is the mood of this
song?
What kind of song is this?
Have you heard anything
similar?
What instruments do you hear
on this song?
Song 2

What instruments do you


hear?
Is the music pleasing
or easy to listen to? Why
or why not?
What is the mood of this
piece?
Song 3
From what country do you
think this band originates?
Would you consider this
dance music? Why or why
not?
What is the mood of this
song? Why do you think so?
Is this seamless sound or are
you meant to hear more than
one sound at the same time?
Song 4

How many instruments


do you hear in this
selection?
Does one particular
instrument stand out?
What ideas or emotions
come to mind when you
listen to this sample?
What kind of music is it?
Song 5
What instruments do you hear
in this example?
Is there anything that sounds
unusual?
What ideas or emotions does
this sample suggest to you?
From what country are these
singers?
Have you heard anything
similar to this before?
Song 6

How does this example


begin? Is this music?
What kind of music is
this?
What instruments do you
hear?
What is the general
mood of this example?
Song 7

What instrument do you


hear?
How many people are
playing?
How many sounds do
you hear?
Song 8
What instrument can you
hear in this song?
What is the rhythm or
beat of this example?
What kind of music is
this? What is your
evidence?
What is the mood of this
song? Why do you think
so?
Song 9

Is this music? Why or


why not?
What does this music
remind you of?
What instruments are
being played?
What is the mood of this
song?