Friday, December 09, 2005

(Turns slide on and appears title) Good morning everyone! Right now, I will ask everyone to take out a scratch piece of paper and a pencil. I will play 15 seconds of a piece, and I would like you to tally/count how many soft tones are in the melody. (Play melody, and then give a couple of seconds for them to review). I will now play it once more, and I would like you to see if you have missed any. Talk about the answers everyone got. This introduces the topic: Differential Brain Response to Metrical Accents in Isochronous Auditory Sequences. Within the sequences, listeners may distinguish the tones from one another, and hear the accenting of the sound events. The process of grouping is one of the basic method performed while listening to music.
(change slide) The Basic Process of Grouping The sequence of events is segmented into units, which this limits processing time and memory demands.
Despite how old you are and how much musical education you have received you will conform a general pattern in the sequence.
Perceptual and cognitive principles have been proposed by Drake & Bertrand to be universal.
(Change slide) Phenomenal Accents
“any event at the musical surface that gives emphasis or stress to a moment in the musical flow.”
“The physical properties of certain tones, the time intervals between them, or their serial position within the sequences make some events more perceptually salient (accented) than others.”
These professors in the article did a reasearch on different brain reactions. They had an amount of males and feamles. They let them play the melody as much as they wanted to. Then they had to write about what they heard.


Blogger TheloniusFunk said...

A little better than you're presentation, but I'd still get into more detail of the subject...

Friday, December 09, 2005 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger mavoix said...

Yes, I feel as though you picked a good subject; there was a lot more information that you could have fleshed out of your article. And the more information, the stronger the point is made!

Friday, December 09, 2005 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Make sure if you're suppossed to be reading something, that you are indeed reading. And when you are speaking-- make sure you're projecting because at times it was hard to hear what you were saying. But the information was good.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger hollywoodhottie said...

I liked how you had us do an activity in the's always nice to involve the audience!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:37:00 PM  

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