Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blog #6 - Keyboard Instruments

Hello class,
This week, you will be listen to THREE videos to the right.

Write one paragraph about each video. In each paragraph, describe the timbre of the instrument and the style of the music played in the video.

Here are some good timbre words:

light or heavy; dark or bright; breathy; punchy; clear; focussed or unfocussed; piercing; harsh; warm; mellow; resonant; flat; vibrato (do you hear it vibrating?) or no vibrato

20 pts. You wrote a blog!
20 pts. You described the timbre of all three instruments.
20 pts. You described the style of the music played.
20 pts. You used good grammar when writing.
20 pts. You wrote three paragraphs.

Please write and submit your post for this assignment by Monday, February 15 for full credit.

In case you can't watch the videos to the right, here are the URL's for the videos:


Na'Jae said...

In the video that is being played by the organ it has a medium timber it is not to light or heavy. Also you could hear a vibrato because it gives off a vibrate feeling. The sound is punchy because you never hear a smooth and focussed pitch. It is also unfocussed because the note never stays the same.

The Harpsichord instrument has a very piercing sound. It is very light and bright. Also it has a mellow sound to it. The sound is clear you could hear the exact notes being played.

The piano has a mellow sound. It also has a smooth sound. The sound is very warm and soothing feeling. The piano has a light and bright sound. You could hear a clear and focussed timber.

Travis said...

1. "Now Thank We All Our God" with the organ is a heavy piece because it has a low tone to it
2. "Sonata in D Major" with the harpsichord is a bright piece because it has a loud and sharp tone to it and also because it has a fast tempo.
3. The piano prodigy is heavy because at some points it has a low tone to it. Also it is bright because also at some points it has a high tone.

michael s said...

on the directions it says this is due september 28

Makeda Allen said...

The organ was very annoying to listen to, because of the pitch. It was off and had a scratchy beat to it that bothered my ears. Also it was not very coordinated.

The harpsichord flowed more clearly to me but it still had a scratchy pitch to it. It also has a faster pace than a piano. It sounded like the same tune but at a different tempo.

The little girl is surely a prodigy because she is able to write her own music and play it. She was able to play some notes at 2 years old. That's just amazing!

LaqueshaColeman said...

The Organ playing the song 'Now Thank We all Our God has a heavy and bright timbre. It is very focussed and its mellow is sweet. A little vibration is noticeable. The style of this organ is classical.
The Harpsichord which was played in Sonata in D major was very different from the organ. In this piece the timbre is more light and bright. It seems to be played very focussed and no vibrating sound are present. The style in this piece could be considered classical.
To me the Piano is a more recognizable instrument in the keyboard group or family. This piece is played by a little talented girl which is a classical style.The timbre is light and bright and could be considered heavy also.This piece is very beautiful and no vibration is present.

Danielle Brooks said...

The Organ has a mix of timbre. It can be light at some moments but heavy at others. I do hear vibrato with this instrument. This instrument is also very loud.

The Harpischord reminds me of the organ more then a piano. The timbre is medium. It does heave vibrato. It only seems like it does hight pitches but i dont know if thats because of the song she is playing.

The piano also has a mixed of timbre. It can be light and dark. It has no vibrato. You can see how the piano has tooken qualities from the Organ and Harpschord to become the instrument it is now.

michael s. said...

Now Thank We all our God was light.
It was bright because the organ player played high notes. Also there was a constant vibrato through out the song.

Sonata in D Major was light. The piano the girl played on sound squeaky though. The sound was piercing.

A Child Prodigy wasn't a song. Sometimes the girl played and when she did they were mellow songs. Also the girl was able to reach the piano keys quickly.

pervis edmonds said...

Pervis Edmonds
In my opinion this piece is more of a renaissance style because I can tell that the piano keys make this light sound that is commonly used in the Renaissance. Also when I heard the melody of this piece is more thematic, and it repeats itself in some parts. Also the timbre was bumpy, and also light it also vibrated near the end of the song, but it was balanced. What made this instrument was the pitch because the pitch of this piano sounded similar to an organ.
I can tell by the second song that the style was classical because the women played the song at a faster pace than the other man. Also when she played it the rhythm and the melody seemed more predicable than other classical songs. Moreover, the timbre was focused when the song started, the timbre was bright, and mellow at the end I assume that she wanted a soft ending. What made this instrument unique was that it created a mood that contributed to the classical style of music.
I think with Emily’s fascination of Jazz and Mozart that her style of music is similar to classical styles. I think so because Mozart was a world known classical composer, and piano prodigy that is why Emily is known as a piano prodigy. I also noticed that timbre of her songs was bright, mellow, and it was also played slowly as if she was sad. What made this instrument unique was that it was played as if it made a new era in music.

Jeanette G said...

The harpsichord is a light sounding instrument. It seems very light because the pitch is very high. The timbre is also kind of harsh, also because of the high pitch the instrument creates. The musician is focused. You are able to see this by her movements to the music as she plays. The style was Baroque most likely because Baroque music tends to use a harpsichord.
The piano is very heavy and light. The piano is both heavy and light because of its ranges in the pitches it can create. The piano does have a lot of vibrato because you can hear the vibrating of the sounds. The timbre is also mellow because the sounds are sometimes flat sounding, making it sound mellow and calming. The style of the music she was plying was classical music from the Classical period, because that was the type of music the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played.
The organ is very harsh, because of its extremely high pitches that it makes. It is very heavy. The organ also has s lot of vibrato, and this may be the cause for he heavy feel that it creates. The ending of the piece was punchy but overall it was smooth. The style of the composition was Baroque because it was written in the mid-1600s.

Dimitrius Harrington said...

For the organ I thought it had a medium pitch to it. I also thought that the timbre of it was dark and sharp. The atyle of music that was played by the organ was classical.

For the harpischord i thought it had a high pitch to it. The song that was pleyed by the harpischord has alot of repeating melodies to it. The timbre of Sonata in D major was very light and bright.

For the piano I thought it had medium pitch to it. The timbre of it was bright and heavy. The style of music that was played was classical, and jazz.

Makayla said...

The organ had a low pich and it was very flat.I think that this piece was writen in the romanitc period becaus it sonds like a song that you walk down the isel to in a weding.

The harpsichord was piercing and sharp. This sond like a piece that would be played in china at a parade or fesival that you dance in.

The piano video was the best!I think that this was made during thebaroque period

Nirah Gooch said...

Organ-How thank we all our god.This has a very light sound.Its a demonstration of opera.It sounds like a block chord.

Harpsichord-Sonta has a high sound.It has a vey hiqh pitch also.It sounds like natures music.

Piano-a child prodigy.This is a nice peice.It sounds like a combination of many sounds

Marvin Marshll said...

"Now Thank We All Our God" is a piece made in the Middle Ages because many songs were about Christianity, and about God. Also the Organ playing this song was Dark due to the low, deep sound. It also was focused, and clear. It also contained Vibrato because I can hear the vibrations in the song.
I think that this Harsihord piece in "Sonata D Major" has a light and bright sound. It also a little piercing. It also clear and focused like the organ, but contains no vibrato. I think this piece was created in the Baroque period due to the name because many pieces contained Major and Minor pieces.
The piano piece contains a high timbre, and is clear and focused . Also it is clear and contains no vibrato. Also the piece is classical because it was made by mozart a classical prodigy

Alexzandria Jones said...

Within the first video about the organ the timbre of the piece was heavy and dark,almost solemn and remninned me of the older churches, where they play traditional church music and nothing fancy.
In the piece with the harpsichord the timbre was light and soft almost similar to an angel singing becuse the music just presented itself so peaceful and light.
The final piece reminded me of traditional piano play with a timbre inbetween light and dark and a dynmaic inbetween soft and loud and also I stood amazed at the "child prodigy" who was playing because he was almost playing better than some adult professional players

Kayla Roulhac,P8 said...

The organ had a sort of dark timbre. The organ seemed very breathy and unfocused. It seemed a lot of ther things were going on that made me think he wasn't completely foucused on the organ.

The harpsichord definately had a light timbre. It had a higher pitch and was played at a faster pace.I would describe the timbre as punchy and clear.

The piano was much different than the organ and harpsichord. The timbre of her music seems to be more resonant and focused. It has a bright timbre.


In video one the organ is being played. The pitch is very high. The timber is very dark. The music style is classic.

In video two the harpsichord is being played.The pitch seem very low. The timber is very bright.It also is very warm. The music stlye is classical.

In video three the piano is being played.The pitch seems very low. The timber is very bright. The piece is very clear.The music style is classical.

Steve Moody, P.8 said...

The organ has a very breathy and harsh timbre from the start. This is a piece from the Classical time period. I can tell this because alot of Classical music written was for the church, and God is the the title. Lastly,at the end of the song there is a more resonant and vibrato timbre when it comes to an end.
The harpsichord was nothing like I thought it would be. It is a very light and bubbly sound, something you might expect in a game. The piece itself was from the Baroque time period. I know this because alot of the music is played in harpsichord unaccompanied by any instruments. I also thought it was very piercing to my ears with a focused timbre all in one.
The piano was had a warm and mellow timbre the way the girl played it. The style of music mainly played is Classical. I know this because she was going to play a Mozart song. Then she played clear with a little vibrato.

Anonymous said...

L'amar Greer

The organ performance had a quite heavy tone to it but with high pitches. There was alot of repetition and vibration as well. Although it was smooth at first, the rhythm was quite jumpy towards the end. The style of this music probably refers to the Barouque period.
The piano was performed at a wide range of pitches. The style of this music was most likely Classical.
The harpsicord produced a very bright sound with a high pitch. However, this particular instrument has a piercing timbre. The style of this music is also Classical.

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