Chapters 6-8 (Harmony, Key, Texture) - 6 Harmony Chord a combination of three or more tones sounded at once o Consonance \u2013 a tone combination

Chapters 6-8 (Harmony, Key, Texture) - 6 Harmony Chord...

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6. Harmony Chord: a combination of three or more tones sounded at once o Consonance – a tone combination that is stable o Dissonance – a tone combination that is unstable The triad: chord that consists of three tones Listening example o Prelude in E minor for piano, Op. 28 No. 4 (1839) by Frederic Chopin 7. Key (Tonality) Tonic (central tone or key note) Scale: the basic pitches of a piece of music arranged in order from low to high or from high to low o The basic scales of western music from the 1600s to 1900: The major scale The minor scale Key signature Modulation: change of key Tonic key 8. Musical Texture Monophonic texture o One single melody without any accompaniment (no harmony) Polyphonic texture o Each melodic line competes with each other for attention Homophonic texture o A clear melody with chords supporting it (accompaniment) Listening example o Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No.2 (1879) by Georges Bizet

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