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Music Essay

  • Submitted by: icunvnme
  • on March 2, 2011
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 278 words

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1) The four characteristics of musical sound are:
1) Pitch, which is the highness or lowness of the sound.
2) Duration, how long the sound last.
3) Intensity, how loud or soft the musical sound is.
4) Timbre or Tone color, how distinct the tone quality is.
2) The six classifications of voice are Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, and                     Bass.
3)   The four families of orchestra instruments are Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion.
4)   the most common instruments in each family are the flute in the woodwinds, the trumpet in the brass, the snare drum in percussion, and the double bass in the bass.
5)   Meter is the way we group beats while tempo is the speed and rhythm of the beats.
6)   When a melody moves by steps it is a smooth progression while in leaps it is a rougher and more sudden change.
7)   Harmony support the melody by emphising it when it needs to be strong and hiding it when it needs to be weak.
8)   Consonance and dissonance affect a harmonic progression by either making it ebb or flow.
9)   The difference between a major, minor, and chromatic scale is the rhythm of the whole and half rises in notes.
10)   Monophonic texture is a single melodic line and one sound, homophonic is one single melodic line but several sounds like chords, polyphonic has more than one melody at a time.
11)   Three considerations of form in music are harmonic language, typical rhythms, and types of musical instrument they serve to help label and define music.
12)   Ternary form is more versatile because it has a third option for melody rhythm.

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