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Elements of Music

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Megan MacDonald

on 11 May 2015

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Transcript of Elements of Music

Elements of Music
Harmony
Melody
Rhythm
Form
Texture
Timbre
Dynamics
Word-Music Relationships
A single line of notes heard in succession as a coherent unit

Note
smallest unit of music
Phrases
Notes form into phrases separated by breaths or pauses
Cadence
Point of arrival
Melodic Motion
Conjunct
Disjunct
Scale
Melody= Horizontal
Harmony= Vertical
The sound created by multiple notes played or sung simultaneously

Harmony presents notes drawn from a scale simultaneously

Chord
—three or more notes played at the same moment

The ordering of music through time
Meter
underlying, recurring pattern of beats
Duple Triple
The number and general relationship of musical lines to one another

Monophony
Homophony
Polyphony
single melodic line; multiple performers can play in unison
melody with supporting accompaniment
melody performed against another line of equal importance; every line is a melody
The color of music, the character of sound

Idiophones
Membranophones
Chordophones
Aerophones
Electrophones
Term used to indicate relative volume

The structure of a musical work
Repetition
Variation
Contrast

How do the notes relate to the words?
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