Chapter 1 - CH. 1 Terms Melody the tune, the principal...

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CH. 1 Terms Melody – the tune, the principal theme accompanied by other parts or chords Harmony – everything that isn’t the melody, usually made up of chords, can be major (happy, triumphant) or minor (somber, sad). Rhythm – the overall feeling of the music, made up of beats, and broken down into different meters(duple or triple). Form – the overall layout or roadmap of a piece (verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, etc) Texture – the complexity of the music(thick or thin). Also divided into monophonic(one line or melody only), homophonic(melody with acc.(singer w/ guitar or piano), and polyphonic(multi- person band, all with separate parts playing simultaneously. Timbre – also called tone color. The ability to tell the difference between a guitar and piano or jazz band and orchestra without seeing them. Ricercar and Canzon – examples of instrumental Renaissance music employing imitative polyphony. Nationalism – music based on the composer’s national or ethnic heritage(used in Romantic era). Dissonance
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course MUSIC 103 taught by Professor Carliste during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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Chapter 1 - CH. 1 Terms Melody the tune, the principal...

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