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Unformatted text preview: grouped. Grouping is based on how notes/sounds are stressed or accented. Rhythm is the variation of sounds over time. Employing all the elements of duration, rhythm is how sound is arranged within a measure. 4. Melody is a sequence of the different properties of a single sound. The different pitches and rhythms in a melody are perceived as a single entity. While melody is considered to be the horizontal aspect of music, harmony is considered to be the vertical aspect of music, or the complement. Harmony is the simultaneous sounding of notes, which adds supporting pitches to the melody in order to make the piece whole. The term texture refers to how harmony and melody exist together. When one melody is combined with harmony the piece is considered to be homophony. When two ore more melodic lines exist at the same time the piece is polyphony. Finally when one melody exists by itself with no harmony accompaniment, the piece is monophony....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course MUSIC 273 taught by Professor Forgot during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '09