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Music ElementsMusic Appreciation 1300Dr. Sergio EspinosaUniversity of Texas Arlington
SoundSound is probably the first and most important musical element. It is the starting block to create music. The sound has three properties:Pitch: “The highness or lowness of a sound”Frequency of wavesDynamics: “The loudness or softness of sound”Amplitude of wavesTimbre or Tone Color: “What produces the sound”Different sounds, different instruments
Table of DynamicsThe different levels of dynamics are expressed with the use of symbols representing words in Italian:P = Piano = softF = Forte = LoudFrom these principle we have dynamics such as:ppppp, pppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, fff, ffff. fffffThe more ‘p’ the softest. The more ‘f’ the loudest.
Timbre (Instruments)Students need to be familiar with the following instruments:String FamilyViolinViolinViolaViolaCelloCelloDouble BassDouble BassWoodwind FamilyPiccoloPiccoloFluteFlute

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