University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Modal Rhythm and Notation of Early Polyphony

Instructor:
Iselda de Narbonne


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
629
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
15/49
Room:
Orchestra
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Track:
Music Notation
Description
Learn to read medieval music!˜ During the emergence of Western polyphony, notated music began to incorporate more than one melody sung at the same time.˜ These pieces included the stunning works of the Notre Dame school, with elaborate virtuoso singing decorating˜familiar lines of chant, as well as motets combining popular secular songs into duets, trios, and quartets that exposed nuances of meaning by combining texts.˜ The fact is, though, when you have more than one melody that you need to fit together, rhythm and timing become kind of important.˜ In this class, we will cover the earliest˜methods of notating rhythmically clear, multi-part notation, and find out how to turn this (https://twitter.com/NotationIsGreat/status/1201054481263267841/photo/1) into this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA6oq_UYbyA).˜ Familiarity with modern music notation will be of great help to students in this class, but all are welcome! This class will not be recorded.