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Music Appreciation 1/16 www.prenhall.com/meyer to find listening activities. Click on the textbook image and find the drop down menu What is music? The art of sound and time. Music evolves through time. Chapter 1 intro. All western music uses same elements -Different ways of putting them together -result is different styles – rap vs. symphony Functions of music Listening vs. hearing Chapter 2- Rhythm Special word for the time aspect of music is Rhythm Broad category, there are more specific elements to rhythm. Beat – basic unit of rhythm -What you tap your foot too -also referred to as a pulse usually have a steady beat in western music beats are evenly placed Drums usually create the beat with there patterns. Accents All beats are not equal
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Unformatted text preview: • Some are stronger than others • Accent=strong, emphasized beat • Used to help organize the beat Ex. Clap clap clap clap clap to accented…. CLAP clap CLAP clap CLAP clap Meter • Pattern of regularly recurring accents STRONG weak | STRONG weak | STRONG weak | • One complete unit of the pattern: Measure/bar Simple Meters • Duple(2) 1 2 | 1 2 | 1 2 | 1 2 • Triple(3) 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 • Quadruple 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 The one here is considered the downbeat Meter cont. • Beat is not the same as a note • Composer can cram many notes into one beat called “subdividing” • Or can leave a beat silent • Pr can have one note that lasts several beats • Listen to underlying pulse • Try to tap your foot...
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