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Name: How Music Makes Sense
ID: m12953
Language: English (en)
Summary: Music relies primarily on repetition to help it make sense to the listener. In popular music and children's songs, the repetition is often very literal and direct, making the music more immediately accessible. In art-music, the repetition is often varied and transformed. This makes the repetition flexible, capable of assuming of many forms and moods.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: music, music theory
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Anthony Brandt (abrandt@rice.edu), Elizabeth Gregory (elizabeth.gregory@gmail.com)

Latest version: 1.22 (history)
First publication date: Jul 5, 2005 8:55 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jan 16, 2008 8:06 am -0600

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Version History

Version: 1.22 Jan 16, 2008 8:06 am -0600 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
Changed "art-music" to "classical music"

Version: 1.21 Jan 11, 2007 10:46 am -0600 by Elizabeth Gregory
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Added a Supplemental Link.

Version: 1.20 Jan 6, 2007 7:50 am -0600 by Anthony Brandt
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modified one sentence

Version: 1.19 Jan 6, 2007 7:45 am -0600 by Anthony Brandt
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changed a few words

Version: 1.18 Jan 5, 2007 11:53 pm -0600 by Anthony Brandt
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made a few revisions

Version: 1.17 Jan 5, 2007 11:39 pm -0600 by Anthony Brandt
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deleted two paragraphs and changed the word order in one phrase

Version: 1.16 Jan 5, 2007 11:30 am -0600 by Elizabeth Gregory
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Added a note on flash.

Version: 1.15 Sep 19, 2006 5:23 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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changed one word

Version: 1.14 Sep 9, 2006 3:31 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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Made a few revisions

Version: 1.13 Sep 9, 2006 3:13 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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fixed typo

Version: 1.12 Jul 13, 2006 10:25 am -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
Changes:
 In example 13, changed "etude" to "prelude".

Version: 1.11 Jun 15, 2006 9:43 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
 Made some significant revisions

Version: 1.10 Jun 10, 2006 4:18 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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 made some small corrections

Version: 1.9 Aug 8, 2005 9:45 am -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
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Changed the abstract.

Version: 1.8 Aug 6, 2005 6:48 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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 one more small change

Version: 1.7 Aug 6, 2005 6:44 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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 more small edits

Version: 1.6 Aug 6, 2005 6:35 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
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 small revision

Version: 1.5 Aug 6, 2005 6:33 am -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
 fixed a few sentences

Version: 1.4 Aug 4, 2005 6:15 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
 Revised a few sentences

Version: 1.3 Aug 4, 2005 6:13 pm -0500 by Anthony Brandt
Changes:
 Added a baseball quotation to one paragraph

Version: 1.2 Aug 2, 2005 10:53 am -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
Changes:
Added a folk music example.  Also, one small correction: There was an article in the NY Science
Times today.  Almost all of the cells in our body are replenished, but
not those of the brain, heart and eye.   To finesse that point, changed "personal identities" to "physical identities," since
"personal" implies mental aspects and the brain cells are stable.

Version: 1.1 Aug 1, 2005 1:38 pm -0500 by Elizabeth Gregory
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