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Chapter 1 notes MUNM 1113 003
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The Understanding of Music The Understanding of Music Chapter 1 oz Music is sound and silence Vocabulary Noise irregular and unpredictable pulsations Musical tone regular and predictable pulsations Pitch frequency the highness and lowness of musical sound 0 Soprano upper female 0 Alto the lowest female voice also called contralto o Tenor upper men 0 Bass the lowest male voice register Staff the ve lines and four spaces used to indicate graphically the relative highness or lowness of pitch Ledger short extra lines added above and below the staff used to accommodate a few higher or lower pitches Clef a symbol used to designate pitch on a staff Flat a symbol indicating that the note to which it is xed is to be played one half step below the speci ed note Sharpa symbol indicating that the note to which it is xed is to be played one halfstep above the speci ed note lnterval the distance between two pitches Octavean interval of eight notes represented by the white keys on the piano where a pitch is perceived as being duplicated Dynamics amplitude the loudness or softness of sound or volume of a musical passage Duration the length of time a particular sound or silence lasts Timbre or tone color sonorous quality of tone String gt The longer the string the deeper the pitches gt Violin viola cello harp Woodwinds gt Most are now made of metal gt Longer and wider tube lower pitches gt Shorter and narrower tube higher pitches gt Changes pitches with ngers covering holes gt Flute oboe clarinet bassoon Brass gt Trumpet French horn trombone tuba AG represent frequencies gt Ancient Greece The black keys were literally squeezed between the white keys The Understanding of Music oz Whole step oz Half step More Vocabulary Scale a collection of pitches chosen for a particular piece 0 Chromatic scale half steps the set of twelve pitches represented by all the white and black keys on the piano within one octave o Diatonic scale the natural scales consisting of ve whole steps and two half steps produced by the white keys on the piano Major scale C to C 2 whole steps one half 3 whole one half Minor Scale A to A o Rhythm organization of sound and silence through time 0 Metric rhythm measure Duple meter or duple time 2X Quadruple meter or quadruple time 4X Triple meter or triple time 3X 0 Harmonic rhythm accents not with a beat backbeat o Melodic rhythm random rhythms Syncopation deliberate displacement of the expected pulse of meter accent and rhythm 0 Tempo the pace at which rhythmical units progress Melody a succession of single pitches going somewhere Song a relatively short composition for a solo voice simple style that is often but not necessarily accompanied and written in a fairly simple style Motive a short musical idea consisting of at least two notes forming the basis for development in a piece of music Phrase a sequence of notes that form a unit in music each leading sensibly to the next Cord three or more notes to embellish the harmony Harmony a combination of musical notes that usually form chords the vertical aspect of music Cadence notes that give pause or end to a piece Consonance intervalchords that are free of tension and discard Dissonance discord intervals or chords or any other musical sounds that sound relatively tense harsh biting or unstable 0 Texture various sounds taking place concurrently o Monophony single sound 0 Homophony one main melody with a harmony o Polyphony two or more melodies of equal importance lmitative one imitates the other Nonimitative doesn t The Understanding of Music Tonality the feeling of centrality of one note to a passage of music
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