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Notes from Unit 1
The Understand of Music
Dr. Michael Lee
Class Notes
Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Music, texture, form, tempo, dynamics, timbre, meter, Beethoven, strauss
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amy Turk on Wednesday April 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS-22111-009 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Michael Lee in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see The Understand of Music in Music at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 04/27/16
MATERIALS ● style ○ rhythm ○ melody ○ harmony ○ texture ○ form ○ tempo ○ dynamics ○ timbre ● rhythm and melody = most responsible for creating your music memory ● rhythm = length or duration of individual notes ● beat = regular pulsation ● meter = grouping of beats in regular repeated patterns ○ whole note ○ half note ○ quarter note ○ eighth note ○ sixteenth note ● certain parts of a melody written with longer notes will sound like a slower rhythm ● not all beats are equal ○ some are accented and some are not ● duple meter ● quadruple meter ● music written in duple meter could be written in quadruple meter and you may not be able to tell the difference ● sextuple meter ● triple meter ● most marches are in duple meter ○ stars and stripes forever ● Beethoven, God save the King ○ triple meter ● Schubert, Scottish Dance ○ duple meter ● Strauss, Blue Danube Waltz ○ triple meter ● melodic rhythm is divided into units of the meter by vertical lines called bar lines (measure lines) ● between each of these bar lines is one unit of the meter = measure ● the first beat of each measure is called the downbeat and is an accented beat ● the last beat is an upbeat and is not accented


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