Card Set Information
The 7 concepts of music.
LAYERS of VOICES/INSTRUMENTS
•How many layers are there?
•Monophonic (single layer)
•Homophonic (layer + accompaniment)
•Polyphonic (many layers)
•Role of each instrument
•Thick or thin
BEAT (underlying pulse)
•is there a strong beat?
RHYTHM (patterns of sounds, and silence)
•what type of rhythms are used?
METRE (grouping of beats) •time signature?
TEMPO (speed of tbe beat) •how fast is the beat?
•Is there repetition?
•are the notes high or low or a combination?
•What is the highest and lowest?
•which directon do the noted move in?
•are there any patterns? ie repetition.
•what is the key?
•Does it modulate (change)?
•are there indefinite or definite pitches or a combination?
Dynamics and Expressive Techniques
•hat is the dynamic? (p pp m mp mf f ff)
•do the dynamics change? •Suddenly? or gradually? Crescendo, Diminuendo
•are there accents or legato or staccato intended? •Rubato? Melismas? Syllabic? Rapping? Etc.
•Sliding? Plucking? Etc.
SOUND SOURCE (material) •what types of instruments are used?
COMBINATION of SOUND SOURCES
•what combination of instruments are used? •Acoustic/Electric/ Synthesized?
•How is the sound produced?
ORGANISATION OF IDEAS
•Call and response? •Riffs/Ostinatos?
•Verse Chorus form? •Phrase?
Unity & Contrast
•constant or varied tempo, beat, time signature?
: major to minor
•variations of melody
DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES
•p pp mp mf f ff
•addition or change in instrumentation?
•acoustic, amplified, Synthetic?
•sparse, full sound?
•build tension and excitement?