Historyof Musical Recording
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Historyof Musical Recording
Whenpeople started dreaming of recorded sound, music was at the top ofthe list.
Thefirst recording was in the year 1877___.
Thefirst recorded sound was the children’s nursery rhyme"_MaryHad a Little Lamb__."
Whatgenres of recorded music became popular first? Why do you think thatwas?
Comic and sentimental songs
Theybecame popular after the invention of the juke box which meant aconvenient and easy way to play such recorded music.
Recordinghelped deepen the divide between “serious” and “popular”music.
Thefirst artist propelled to stardom by recording technology wastenor__operasinger EnricoCaruso from Naples, Italy.___
Oneof the side effects of recorded music being widely available wasthat:
It made music lose its original context.
There was a new “golden age” of opera.
Many recording artists became rich.
"Classical" music was more and more considered elite and tasteful.
All of the above.
Inthe early days of recording, which was easier to record?
Neither, they were the same.
Howdid early recordings get around the limitations of the technology?
Musicians bunched up around horns.
Strings were used in place of Brass instruments.
Everything was modulated higher because it was easier to record high sounds.
Instruments were modified.
A and D.
A, B. and D.
Theadvent of crooning and other intimate techniques developed because ofthe __ electricmicrophone___in 1925.
Whatsort of classical music did people prefer to hear on recordings?
Medieval and Baroque music.
Experimental works like those by Prokofiev and Stockhausen.
Traditional, melodious works.
The latest and greatest.
Whatwas the main difference between the pop world and the classical worldas recording became more widespread?
Classicalmusic continued to lose its original taste, composure and intendedmeaning as the composers would be seen as sounding different fromtheir recorded pieces while pop music became more and more popularas recording technology advanced.
Thealbum that made a special feature of the new technique of stereorecording was
Sgt.Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album_.
Whatwe hear on recordings and what we hear in the concert hall is almostexactly the same now because recording technology is so good.
Howdid recording technology promote African American music?
Ithelped to widespread African American music from their smaller localregions to other parts of the world and hence creating a massive fanbase for them. This was opposed to their former performance in tinyclubs, bars, remote neighborhood churches, and deprived ghettos toperforming in bigger concerts with bigger audiences.
Classicalmusic has totally lost its identity because of the recorded sound,eclipsed by popular music.
Filmson Demand. RecordedSound: The Dream Becomes a Reality (50:51).Retrieved19thNov, 2015 from http://digital.films.com/play/EBRXM6.