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Elements of Music part one notes

by: Breuna Hayward

Elements of Music part one notes MUS 1030

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Introduction to Music
Maureen Moeller
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Breuna Hayward on Monday August 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 1030 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Maureen Moeller in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Music in Music at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 08/15/16
Elements of Music There are 6 Elements of music Sound Melody Harmony Rhythm Growth Other Sound There are several factors that make up sound. Concinnity: harmony or elegance of design, deep interaction of the elements, and non-subjective standard for judging art *The higher the interaction (concinnity), the greater the work of art.* Timbre: Tone Color Musical Instruments: 1. aerophones use air to produce sound 2. chordophones use stretched strings to produce sound 3. idiophones produce sound from their own substance 4. membranophones use tightly stretched skins to produce sound Types of Voices: 1. Soprano = high female 2. Mezzo soprano = medium female 3. Alto = low female 4. Tenor = high male 5. Baritone = medium male 6. Bass = low male Sound can also have… Texture: Density Monophic: Melody alone Example: Chant-Puer Natus Est Homophonic: Melody with accompaniment Example: Monteverdi - Savall Polyphonic: 2 or more melodic lines  Of equal importance  Often imitative Example: Bach: Fugue in G Minor Dynamics=Volume 1. Pianissimo-very soft 2. Piano-soft 3. Mezzo Piano-moderately soft 4. Mezzo Forte-moderately loud 5. Forte-loud 6. Fortissimo-very loud


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