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Tues, Jan 19 The Element of Music Melody is musical line Rhythm & meter moves music forward in time and organizes it (musical time) Harmony is musical depth and adds another dimension to melody that melody doesn’t have by itself (musical depth) Texture is 2 or more melodies at once (interweaving melodies) Form is internal structure of a piece (structure, architecture) Expression deals with tempo and dynamics; dynamics is volume and tempo is pace (how oud, how soft) Timbre is tonal color which helps ears differ between instruments (tonal color) Melody Melody is the most recognizable and memorable part of a song (like a commercial jingle) ~Definition: succession of single pitches we hear as a recognizable whole. ~Key points: 1. Melody is linear in nature, 2. A melody has a unique contour, 3. A melody has a specific range. Range is the distance between the lowest and highest pitch. An interval is the distance between two pitches. ~key points: 1. Interval (above), 2. A melody is made up of smaller melodic units called phrases, 3. Phrases end in cadences (much like punctuation in a sentence like a comma says there is more to come). Text and Phrases -Looking for cadences! “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, (incomplete) For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain! (complete) America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. (complete)” A melody can be accompanied by a secondary melody or a countermelody. The basic unit of measurement in rhythm is a beat. Key points: 1. Beats are the primary thing of rhythm, 2. Meters are patterns of accented/unaccented beats (accented means they are stronger or stressed beats), (meters are the amount of beats so 5 beats in a meter, or three which is triple meter, etc.), 3. In notation, metrical patterns are marked off in measures/bars. Rhythm and Meter Key points: 1. The first beat in a measure is accented. It is known as the downbeat. 2. The last beat of a measure is not accented and is known as the upbeat. 3. Common meters: duple, triple, quadruple. 4 rhythmic complexities: syncopation, polyrhythm (you can have diff patterns at the same time). 5. Nonmetric music.
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