Nationalism in Music

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  • Nationalism- Early 20th Century
    • Rhythm
      • Employment of accents
      • Cross rhythms
      • Syncopation
      • Strong rhythmic patterns
      • Dance rhythms
      • Changing time signatures to create rhythmic interest
      • Freer rhythms in slower music
      • Scoth snap
    • Melody
      • Use of modes
      • Pentatonic scales
      • Exotic scales
      • Important character of the thematic and motivic work
      • Ostinati patterns
      • Varied repetition
      • Use of ornaments
        • Acciaccaturas
          • Very quickly played grace note- has a stem
        • Appoggiaturas
          • A grace note that delays the next note of the melody
    • Harmony
      • New concepts of harmony
      • Use of drones (open 4ths and 5ths)
      • Pedal notes
    • Instrumentation
      • Variety of orchestral timbres and techniques
        • Pizzicato
        • Percussive colourings
        • Imaginative sonorities
      • Folk influences
    • Dynamics
      • Extreme dynamics
    • Structure
      • Programatic forms and ideas
    • Texture
      • Contrasting textures
    • Influences
      • Patriotic and cultural refelcetions
      • Influence of folklore and folk songs in melodies and use of instruments.
    • Composers
      • Bartok
      • Grace Williams
      • Shostakovitch
      • Poulenc
      • Rachmaninioff
      • Delius
      • Ralph Vaughan
      • Aaron Copland

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