Music_study.txt

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The 7 concepts of music.
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  1. Texture
    • 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
  2. Duration
    • 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?
    • •Syncopation?
  3. Pitch
    • HIGH/LOW
    • •are the notes high or low or a combination?
    • •What is the highest and lowest?

    • MOVEMENT
    • •which directon do the noted move in?
    • •Overall shape?

    • MELODY
    • •are there any patterns? ie repetition.

    • HARMONY
    • •what is the key?
    • •Does it modulate (change)?

    • DEFINITE/INDEFINITE
    • •are there indefinite or definite pitches or a combination?
  4. Dynamics and Expressive Techniques
    • VOLUME w
    • •hat is the dynamic? (p pp m mp mf f ff)

    • VOLUME CHANGES
    • •do the dynamics change? •Suddenly? or gradually? Crescendo, Diminuendo

    • STYLISTIC FEATURES
    • •are there accents or legato or staccato intended? •Rubato? Melismas? Syllabic? Rapping? Etc.
    • •Sliding? Plucking? Etc.
  5. Tone Colour
    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?
    • •Traditional/Non-traditional?
  6. Structure
    • ORGANISATION OF IDEAS
    • •Motif?
    • •Call and response? •Riffs/Ostinatos?
    • •Verse Chorus form? •Phrase?
    • •Non-traditional?
  7. Unity & Contrast
    • DURATION
    • •constant or varied tempo, beat, time signature?
    • •pauses/silence
    • •ritardando/accelerando
    • •sequences

    • PITCH (harmony)
    • •key: major to minor
    • •dissonance

    • PITCH (melody)
    • •range: wide/broad
    • •drone
    • •contour
    • •low/high register
    • •variations of melody

    • STRUCTURE
    • •binary, ternary
    • •contrasting sections
    • •changes?

    • DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES
    • •p pp mp mf f ff
    • •pizzicato
    • •volume changes

    • TONE COLOUR
    • •instrumentation
    • •addition or change in instrumentation?
    • •acoustic, amplified, Synthetic?
    • •traditional/non-traditional

    • TEXTURE
    • •monophonic
    • •homophonic
    • •polyphonic
    • •layer changes?
    • •sparse, full sound?
    • •build tension and excitement?

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