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Basic Musical Skills

by: Luisa Stoltenberg

Basic Musical Skills MUSI 1310

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Luisa Stoltenberg
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Nicholas Rubin

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Luisa Stoltenberg on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUSI 1310 at University of Virginia taught by Nicholas Rubin in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see /class/209553/musi-1310-university-of-virginia in Music at University of Virginia.


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Date Created: 09/21/15
Chapter 11 Pp 217 229 Triads o Fundamental component of harmony is the chord I Simultaneous sounding of three or more pitches 0 Most frequently used chord of tonal music three note triad Basic Structure 0 Basic chord of tonal music 0 Four qualities are possible I Major I Minor I Augmented I Diminished 0 Quality is determined by the kinds of thirds contained 0 Threenote chords built of two superimposed thirds I When the two thirds are stacked on top of each other they create the interval ofa fifth between their two outside pitches 0 Root Position I When the triad is written as two superimposed thirds Major and Minor Triads 0 Major triad in root position I Is built from two superimposed thirds I Lower third is a major third upper one is a minor third I Interval between outside notes is a perfect fifth 0 Minor triad I Is also built of superimposed thirds but order is reversed I Lower third is minor and upper third is major I Outside interval remains fifth Close and Open Positions 0 When triads appear as two superimposed thirds they are said to be in Close position I Three notes contained within an octave 0 When notes are spaced out farther apart and no longer in one octave they are in open position Augmented and Diminished Triads o Augmented triad I Consists of two superimposed major thirds I Resultant interval between the root and fifth of the triad is an augmented fifth o Diminished triad I Consists or two superimposed minor thirds I Creates the interval ofa diminished fifth between the root and the fifth Triads and Scales 0 Musicians often identify triads built on scale degrees by the same terms as the pitches of the scale


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