Lecture 1 Class notes

Lecture 1 Class notes - Lecture 1 January 8, 2009 Musical...

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Lecture 1 January 8, 2009 Musical Term Definition Rhythm The controlled movement of music in time, usually into a defined, repeated pattern. Tempo The speed of the rhythm of music (fast, slow, etc.). Tempo is measured in beats per minute (bpm). Meter The organizational grouping of beats into groups. Rock musicians typically organize rhythm into groups of three or four beats (four is most common). When it comes in three or six beats, it usually came from a gospel or country music background. Measure An individual group of beats, also called a bar. For example [XXXX][XXXX]=two bars. Dividing into three beats, it gives a “rock a bye” feel. Dividing into four beats gives a squared off feel. Harmony A combination of notes sounding simultaneously. (three notes is a triad) Chord Three or more notes sounded together. Three notes together. Three notes together are called a triad. Key A specific scale or series of notes which orient a piece of music. Melody
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course MUSL 153 taught by Professor Gunderman during the Spring '07 term at Vanderbilt.

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