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Comprehensive Musicianship – Dr. Pogonowski

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Week 14 – December 8, 2010 

Summary: We began by delving into the rest of the final projects we had yet to hear. Steph S. (w Justine & Hilary): Redoing "Botti Botti" A very successful attempt at changing the style of a piece just by changing the structure; managed to keep musical integrity in the new form. (Bonus - Steph …

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Week 13 – December 1, 2010 

Summary: We began by discussing holiday song ideas before beginning the class properly with the rest of the Neopolitan assignments. Here's a link to all the recordings from this class. Ji Hye - Chopin Prelude (piano) (1) Fran - Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (piano) (1) Steph S. (& In Young) - (voice & piano) In Young …

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Week 12 – November 17, 2010 

Summary: Reminder: We will begin final projects in December. Picking up where we left off last week, here are all the recordings from this week. Stephanie G. - Flute (1) Ron - Piano Sara - Piano -- Second Time Around: Stephanie G - Flute (2) In Young - Piano Lindsay (& Sara) - Piano (& …

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Week 11 – November 10, 2010 

Summary: We handed out the Critical Thinking and Musical Listening projects as a resource, especially for the final projects, before going around and discussing our ideas for the final projects. We then moved into the Neopolitan Sixth assignment. Here are recordings from class: Ji Hye - Piano Lisa - Piano Joe - MPC1000 Fran (& …

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Week 10 – November 3, 2010 

Summary: We handed out the final project announcement, as well as the guide for stylistic listening, and gave time for questions. The final assignments are due last day of class; references to other works/articles/etc. are encouraged. We then had a brief discussion about grounded bass: is it the foundation for today's pop music concept of a …

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Week 9 – October 27, 2010 

Summary: We began by finishing up the assignments from the previous few weeks. Yoonjean - Violin Change of tempos gave it a more Romantic feel the second time. The trill was very effective as well as her use of many bows to create a flowing sound. Joe - Casio PT-20 The change in timbre changed …

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Week 8 – October 20, 2010 

Summary: We immediately began going through the rest of the compositions. Hilary - Banjo Accessible, sounded flowy/water, interesting timbre compared to what you usually assume from a banjo. almost had a mandolin kind of quality. (Bonus track: Hilary, accompanied by Justine) Stephanie S. - Voice Nostalgic, perfect lyrical content. Text painting was very appropriate especially …

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Week 7 – October 13, 2010 

Summary: We started directly with analysis this week, performing the same singing exercise that we have been doing for the last two weeks as a warm-up to get back into the piece. We did it two times, first on an ooh and then a la (with Dr. Pogonowski adding dynamics), before doing it a third …

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Week 6 – October 6, 2010 

Summary: This week we dove right into finishing up the rest of the rapitatives. Here's a link to all of the pieces from this week. Joey Boom Box People enjoyed the name and the beats. Hilary It was refreshing to hear the different timbre. The form made it sound like the rap was the aria …

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Week 5 – September 29, 2010 

Summary: We began the class by discussing people's reactions to listening to the two different genres. For some members of the class, rap served as the backdrop to parts of their lives and had an almost transporting quality. Many stated that they better understood how the two genres, rap and recitative, could be compared. There was …

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Week 4 – September 22, 2010 

Summary We began today by going over the two mind teasers that we have been working on so far over the semester. First Mind Teaser: Dr. Pogonowski used overtones as the basis for the first mind teaser because she feels it is useful information to know, especially in regards to how it can be manipulated …

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Week 3: September 15, 2010 

Summary: We began class by singing on two held pitches, then, following a conductor (Dr. Pogonowski began this), moving up and down on modal pitches. We then moved onto having some members of the class come up to serve as conductors as well, each responsible for one section of the class. Our last exercise of …

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Week 2: September 8, 2010 

Summary: We began class by going around and asking people what the Latin name was that they came up with from their research. Dr. Pogonowski then instructed everyone to come in on either a 1 or a 5, holding the pitch of their choice as a type of drone. People took turns coming in on …

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Week 1: September 1, 2010 

Summary: In this week's class, we discussed how we will be exploring different approaches to exploring theoretical constructs of music through implementing creativity, improvisation, composition. Some ideas about what else the class would consist of included: "the many ways in which we are musical/express ourselves through music," "keeping in mind creativity at all times throughout …

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