Listening Essay: Chinese Traditional Music & Modern Chinese Orchestra
1) You will hear a “Chinese orchestral piece” (CD track 14) and an excerpt of jiangnan sizhu (CD track 1) from Lau’s Music in China CD.
2) Write a comparison between the two pieces “by focusing on the texture, timbre, orchestration, dynamics, and treatment of the main melody,” and by using the method of “the six parts of music.” (See Below)
3) How do these two musical examples differ? Can we draw any particular lesson from this? Several lessons? No particular lesson? Discuss.
The six parts of music
1) Basic Sound (Punction)
Ex. Human voices, Throaty male tenor, Female chorus alto, instruments (name and/or type), timbre
2) Harmony (Scale)
Ex. Minor pentatonic, major pentatonic, polyohonic, Major keys in Western scale….
3) Rhythm (Tempo)
Ex. Rubato, Fast, Moderate, Slow, 60 bpm
Ex. Level of repetition, Rhapsodic, Strophic, work music,
5) Lyrics (If any)
6) Choreography (can be assumed)
Ex. Dress, dance, stage settings
I uploaded the music pieces, the info from Federink Lau’s Music in China (the music pieces are from this book) and the lecture from The Garland Music Encyclopedia which I found that they are very informative.
Focusessays.com has been offering academic support services to students since 2002 and more than 60% of our customers are return clients. We have skilled and experienced writers in all academic levels and subjects. Entrust us with your assignment and you will get a custom essay which is 100% original within its deadline. Get value for your money, confidentiality is guaranteed and customer support services/communication with your writer are available 24/7. Place your Order Now.