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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a music of the Modern era unit of a standard introduction to humanities course. Topics covered include:
- The definition and examples of atonal music
- Glass, Cage and use of silence in experimental music
- How music transitioned from Late-Romantic to Modern
- Jazz influences, operas and musicals of Gershwin and Bernstein
- The ballet contributions and styles of Stravinsky and Copeland
1. Atonal Music: Definition, Schoenberg & Examples
Most Western music is based around certain tones. But what happens if we don't do this? Explore atonal music and discover how Arnold Schoenberg contributed to this style. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Found and Prepared Instruments in Modern Music
In this lesson, explore the use of found and prepared instruments in experimental music and discover how these instruments are created. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Modern Experimental Music: Glass, Cage & Use of Silence
How many new things can really be to say about music? Well, thanks to the rise of modern experimental music, you can explore new ideas about what music is and how we experience it. After reviewing the lesson, you may test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Mahler, Debussy & Bartok: Transition from Late-Romantic to Modern
In this lesson, you'll explore the transition from Late-Romantic to Modern music through the compositional styles of Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, and Bela Bartok.
5. Gershwin & Bernstein: Jazz Influence, Operas & Musicals
Jazz was one of the greatest contributions of American civilization to world culture. However, until the arrival of Gershwin and Bernstein, the genre was largely seen as lacking the refinement of other more classical forms.
6. Stravinsky & Copland: Ballet Contributions and Styles
Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland were two ballet composers who were very different, yet similar in many respects. Explore the styles and contributions of each artist and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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