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Unformatted text preview: 9-5-07I.Pitcha.The frequency of a noteb.Ranges from low to highc.Pitch divides into:i.Melody1.A succession of pitches- one at a time2.The horizontal dimension of music (dimension in relation to the staff)3.Pitches arranged in sequenceii. Harmony1.Simultaneous pitches, or chords2.The vertical dimension of music II. Melodya.Octavei.Same note distributed from low to highb.Scalei.A collection of pitches from which melodies are drawnii. Arranged in ascending orderiii. Like a spiral1.Each new layer is higher, but the samec.Tonalityi.Being in a given keyii. Scales have a center of gravity1.The tonic (do)iii. Ending on tonic sounds completed.Transposei.Scales can be started on any notee.Are scales natural?i.Noii. Scales are arbitrary and asymmetricf.Scale arithmetici.Twelve notes to the octaveii. Steps of different sizes:1.Whole steps2.Half stepsg.Major scalei.Where are the half steps?1.Between mi and fa2.Between ti and doii. Whole whole half whole whole whole halfh.Minor scalei.Same structure as major, but different order of half stepsii. Whole half whole whole half whole wholei.Contrast between scalesi.Minor mode: tragedy, anxiety, unhappinessii. Major mode: triumph, happiness, blissii....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course MUSI 212 taught by Professor Deveaux during the Fall '06 term at UVA.
- Fall '06