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Unformatted text preview: Test 1 Review 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 t riad) Chord Three or more notes sounded together. Three notes together. Three notes together are called a t riad. Key A specific scale or series of notes which orient a piece of music. Melody A succession of notes arranged to create a musical shape, one note at a time. Also called tune. Timbre The tonal quality of sound. Also called simply tone. Tone valued by rock musicians is often different than that valued by classical musicians (i.e. distortion). Riff A short, repeated musical idea. Riffs may be played on guitars, keyboards, horns, etc. and Test 1 Review are often the identifying hooks of a song. The original idea for Rock and Roll came from Africa. Form The organizational structure of a piece of music, based on repetition, contrast, and variation. Common forms in rock music include: 1) 12 bar blues- a standard progression of chords which evolved among blues musicians. One 12-bar section is sometimes called a chorus. 2) Strophic form- each verse of text is sung to the same musical tone (like a church hymm). 3) Verse/Chorus form- alternating sections of music. Verse lyrics typically change from verse to verse; chorus lyrics usually repeat. Test 1 Review Origins and Roots of Rock- Rock was born in the early 1950s. - I t evolved from several musicians in the 1940s. These musicians utilized many changes in technology such as the electric guitar and amplifiers. - After WWII music became fun and celebratory. Three major influence on Rock Music 1) Rhythm and blues- A hard-driving version of electric blues (often incorporating jazz and gospel influences too) was being played in cities like Chicago beginning in the 1940s.- This was by far the biggest influence on early rock music.- Important artists: Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Louis Jordan- Starting in 1920s, so-called race records were distributed by independent companies to primarily African-American audience.- Many early rock pioneers came from this traditions....
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