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ELEMENTS of MUSIC
RHYTHM TEXTURE
DYNAMICS TONE COLOR
MELODY FORM
HARMONY
RHYTHM
BEAT (the pulse)
TEMPO (speed of the beat)
METER (2/4, 3/4, 4/4:
organizating beats into groups)
SYNCOPATION (off-the-beat accent) 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
DYNAMICS
Relative Quietness or Loudness
MELODY
A series of single notes
that add up to a
recognizable whole.
MONOPHONIC
(Texture)
One line with no harmony.
(one person whistling a
tune)
HOMOPHONIC
(Texture)
1 main melody with chordal accompaniment
POLYPHONIC
(Texture)
Many melodies at once
TONE COLOR
(Timbre)
The characteristic sound of an instrument or voice.
Families of the Orchestra
Families of the Orchestra
STRING (violin, viola, cello, bass)
WOODWIND (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)
BRASS (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba)
PERCUSSION (pitched vs. non-pitched)
Musical Texture
How many different layers of sound are heard at once and to what kind of layers they are(Melody or Harmony)and how they are related to each other.