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Chapter Three – vibrations produce Sound -Sound travels in waves Pitch- Musical Sound Air particles are disturbed at a constant rate o Organized vibrations Noise o Unorganized vibrations Frequency- how fast the waves travel Faster moving waves=higher pitch Slower moving waves = slower pitch Amplitude- How high the waves are Shallower waves=softer Taller waves=louder sounds Dynamics- music specific term for volume Piano, forte (more see chapter six) Notes- We divide the possible frequencies our ears hear into notes we label notes with letter names (piano keyboard)) Intervals- half step- smallest interval in music White to the small black keys on a piano whole step- white to white keys on piano Octave- Frequency is exactly twice as fast or twice as slow
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Unformatted text preview: • for example everyone at a ball game singing the national anthem sounds like one pitch. • Type of interval • Music all over the world has different octives, we divide our octaves in 8 whole steps where other cultures may be 21 notes, 7 notes, etc. Accidentals-The black keys on a piano (not quizzed on) Scale-collection of pitches organized into some kind on pattern • Within an octave o Ex. Play set of notes from A to A • Order f half steps/whole steps give scale unique sound o Several types o Vary greatly by culture Scale Types • Major From C to C only all white notes. • Minor from A to A al white keys • Blues • Rock • Chromatic...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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