Lecture 2 - February 4

Lecture 2 - February 4 - MUS 103 Lecture 2 February 4, 2009...

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MUS 103 Lecture 2 February 4, 2009 Musical Space Melody : a series of pitches and intervals arranged to form a distinctive, recognizable musical unit (horizontal) Harmony : the sounds that provide the support and enrichment – the accompaniment – for a melody; the sounds of pitches and intervals together (vertical) Consonance : two or more simultaneously sounding pitches Dissonance: a quality of tension or harshness heard in a chord or an interval *Both of these are culturally determined Chord: Two or more simultaneously sounding pitches Chord Progression: two or more chords in succession Resolution: the progression of a dissonant chord to a consonant chord; a release of musical tension Musical Texture – Spatial composition of music Monophony: a melody or a single line of music heard alone Homophony: block chords (Pitches sounding and moving together), a melody with an accompaniment. Two types: 1. 2. One melody sung in rounds Counterpoint/Polyphony: two or more melodies heard simultaneously. Two types:
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Lecture 2 - February 4 - MUS 103 Lecture 2 February 4, 2009...

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