Electronic musical instrument

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  • Invention Of Electronic Music

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    One of the largest contributors to electronic music today is Thaddeus Cahill (Lejaren Hiller, Electronic Music). His telharmonium was created with an assembly of rotary generators and telephone receivers to convert electronic signals to into sound (Lejaren Hiller). He developed his invention from 1895 and continued to work on it even though there were no ways for the sounds being created from the electrical signals to be heard. Speakers or amplifiers were non-existent for some time even after the

  • Live Coding Musical Instrument

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    The live coding musical instrument “I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm” (Edgard Varèse 1937) Live coding engages with a new concept of musical instrument, and with it, engages also with new instrumental practices. Most live coding instruments consist of a laptop, speakers to hear the music and a projector, to display the code to the audience. These instruments

  • What Is Timbre's Sound?

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    creates a musical landscape which sets the tone for a piece of music. When the timbre changes, it creates variety adding a sense of continuity in particular melodies with a specific tone color. There are an unlimited variety of tones and composers blend sounds of instruments to create new tone colors. Electronic techniques, such as auto tone, create new timbres in the modern world. Though not an instrument, in the strictest sense, the voice is one of the most interesting mechanisms for musical expression

  • Technology In Electronic Music In The 20th And 21st Century

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    Discuss the development of musical form and its relation to technology in electronic music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Music has evolved a lot since when it was only orchestral and vocal, but in the past 100 odd years music has really moved on. It has particularly been shaped by technology as it grew more and more advanced. The most recent years of music have made a turn for, what some people would say, the worse, but most people don’t care about the reasons which I will mention below and can

  • Music And Music

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    To what extent has technology influenced music and music culture? Music has played alongside humankind throughout all of history. It has brought together people, creating communities and sub-cultures, acting as a reflection of everything we have experienced and expressed as a race. However, the influence of technologies developed overtime has changed how we experience, ultimately changing culture and how we express ourselves through music. To be able to create the music we hear today has taken thousands

  • Musical Instruments Unit 9 Study Guide

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    music. 4. Tone color: Tone color is how instruments are distinguished when playing simultaneously. 5. Musical Instruments and their instrument families: A viola, violin, cello, and bass are classified as string instruments. The flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, English oboe, and contrabassoon are classified as woodwind instruments. The trumpet, tuba, French horn, and trombone are classified as brass instruments. Percussion instruments include timpani, xylophone, chimes, triangle

  • Synthesizer in Popular Culture Music

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    With the experimental use of electronic music instrument, it sparked a new development for artists to blend in synthesizer sound into their compositions and left a mark in the music industry (Pinch and Bijsterveld, 2003, pp. 536 - 537). Synthesizer played a crucial role in popular music through the impact of the mechanical instrument to deliver a new electronic sound to inspire bands like Kraftwerk who played a critical role towards electronic music. As the instrument matured quickly, it shaped up

  • Developments Of Recording Technology During The 20th Century

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    Developments in recording technology in the 20th century brought an extensive increase in the variety of music that people had access to. It also played a major role in how music could be heard. These inventions gifted the public with new ways that music could be enjoyed more easily and more often. It also influenced composers to experiment with new genres and styles. One aspect that was provided to the public through inventions and developments in music technology was a major convenience. They

  • Music Elements: Music Analysis

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    succession of single tones in musical compositions. This was used very well throughout the concert. The flutes were incredible as they were high notes then percussion made a statement by low notes. Trumpets took part in making a statement for a being loud and in charge. Harmony is the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure. Each of the symphonic band’s pieces flowed together great! The instruments all correlated together often

  • How Technology Has Influenced The Music Industry

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    includes the development of virtual instruments, the accessibility to digital audio workstation technology, file sharing, online music streaming, the growth and development of social media platforms, and digital instruments. We live in an age where it is becoming increasingly easier to produce, obtain, share and discover music. This paper will explore some of the ways in which technology has influenced the music industry, with a focus on the diminishing need for musical talent. MIDI was originally invented