Chapters 1-2 (Sound, Performing Media).docx - Part One Elements 1 Sound Pitch Dynamics and Tone Color Music is an art based on the organization of

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Part One: Elements1. Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone ColorMusic is an art based on the organization of sounds in time4 main properties of musical soundsoPitchoDynamicsoTone coloroDurationPitch: highness or lowness of soundTone: a sound that has a definite pitchInterval: the distance in pitch between any 2 tonesOctavePitch range (range): the distance between lowest and highest tonesoChopin, Sonata No.2 in B flat minoroTchaikovsky “Dance of the Reed Pipes” Nutracker SuiteDynamics: loudness or softnessNotationopp – pianissimo (very soft)op – piano (soft)omp – mezzo piano (moderately soft) omf – mezzo forte (moderately loud) of – forte (loud)off – fortissimo (very loud)decrescendo (descr.), diminuendo (dim.) – gradually softercrescendo (cresc.) – gradually louderaccent: emphasize certain toneTone Color: TimbreWagner, Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin – strong Grieg, “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt Suite – warm Listening SamplesoThe Firebird, Scene 2 (1901) by Igor Stravinsky
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