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Proposition 1

The basic property of all music is sound

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tone

musical sound

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four basic properties to tone

duration (length), frequency (pitch), amplitude (loudness), timbre (sound quality)

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Proposition 2

music has to be organized in some way

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Proposition 3

sound has to be organized by people

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Proposition 4

music is a product of human intention and/or perception

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Proposition 5

the term music is inescapably tied to western culture and its assumptions, can be very ethnocentric

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ethnomusicology

an interdisciplinary academic field that draws on musicology, anthropology, and other disciplines in order to study the worlds musics

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musicultural phenomenon

where music as sound and music as culture are mutually reinforcing and are inseperable from each other

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identity

peoples ideas about who they are and what unites them with or distinguishes them from other peoples ethnicities

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society

a group of persons regarded as forming a single community of related, interdependent individuals

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culture

defined mainly by a collective worldview shared by its members

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nation-state

one whos members share a national society and culture and homeland
ex: canada

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nation

one who shares a society, culture, and a strong sense of nationhood, but not a nation-state
ex: Palestine

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diaspora

an international network of communities linked together by identification with a common ancestral homeland and culture. They are not in their homeland and have no guarantee of returning
ex: gypsies, african americans during the slave trade

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ethnic music

world music that is performed traditionally, usually anonymous

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folk music

transmitted orally, no composer, performed by custom

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composition

planning design prior to performance

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interpretation

when performers alter an existing piece

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improv

composing in the moment of performance

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arranging

taking existing work and turning it into something new (cover)

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duration

how long or short a tone is

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frequency

how high or low a tone is

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amplitude

how loud or soft tones are

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timbre

analogus to the actual sound quality and tone

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meter

the number of beats per measure

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free rythym

when music is nonmetric and has no pulse