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Melody MUS-22111-009

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Notes from Unit 1
The Understand of Music
Dr. Michael Lee
Class Notes
Music, Melody, Pitch, Rhythm, treble, Clef, Bass, grand, staff, range, interval, contour, conjunct, movement, disjuct
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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 5 views. For similar materials see The Understand of Music in Music at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 04/27/16
MELODY ● a succession of single pitches or tones percieved as a meaningful unity ○ pitches in succession ○ contains rhythm and pitch ● pitch is written on a staff consisting of 5 lines and 4 spaces in between those lines ○ notes placed on the lower lines or spaces sound lower in pitch while notes placed on the higher lines and spaces sound higher in pitch ■ we also have additional lower and higher notes on lines and spaces above and below the staff ● ledger lines ● treble clef and bass clef ○ notes written in the treble clef are higher than notes in the bass clef ● grand staff (great staff) = a complete “menu” of notes or pitches from which the composer chooses to create his music 3 characteristics of melody ● range = distance between the highest and lowest notes of a melody ○ refers to how much of the entire menu of pitches is used in a melody ○ if only a few notes = narrow range ● interval = the distance between any 2 notes ● contour = the shape of a melody line ○ ascending ○ descending ○ wavelike ● conjunct movement = a smooth, connected melody that moves by small intervals ● disjunct movement = a disjointed or disconnected melody that moves by leaps


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