Music Experience Description

Music Experience Description

Music Experience Description
Francisco Ivan Ochoa
ARTS/100
August 25, 2011
Cynthia Begay

Music Experience Description
Baroque Selections
  * Fugue
      * Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
      * The Art of the Fugue, No. 1.
      * Four-part fugue for keyboard solo or individual instruments.
While listening to this musical piece I heard a lot of emotion. It seems as if the music is telling a story. In one part of the piece there seems to be some suspense as well. I could notice the use of rhythm and harmony. It seems as if the arrangement of the piece agrees with each other. What I liked about the piece is its flow. One thing I disliked is that the piece overall did not change as much as I would like. My overall impression of the piece is that I can identify elements that are still being used in modern music.
      * Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)
      * The Art of the Fugue, No. 11
      * Four-part fugue for keyboard solo or individual instruments
In this piece I heard a more fluid sound and a more upbeat characteristic. The use of rhythm was used a lot in this piece. The dominant sound in the piece was recurring throughout the song. The melody was also used very well in this piece. It makes identifying the central musical idea stand out. What I liked best in this musical theme was the opening sequence. It was a simple melody but very unique to the rest of the piece. What I did not like was that the piece was very long and it seemed like it dragged on. As in the last piece I can see how this piece has influenced music over the years.

Romantic Selections
  * Romanticism
      * Schubert, Franz (1797–1828)
      * Landler, No. 2, Waltz for piano.
In this piece what I immediately heard was the use of the piano. Rhythm was used in this piece greatly. The patterns in this piece were identifiable immediately as soon as the piece began. I believe the texture in this piece uses polyphony. What I liked about this song is its melody. As...

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