MUS 103 Terms and Concepts

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MUS 103 Terms and Concepts: Week 1: Pitch (Frequency): perceived fundamental frequency of a sound Consonance: A quality of stability or agreeableness heard in a chord or an interval Dissonance: A quality of tension or harshness heard in a chord or an interval Dynamic (Amplitude): loudness Pulse (Beat): the basic and steady unit of motion in metric music Tempo: The speed of music, the pace at which the accented and unaccented pulses of a meter follow each other Rhythm: the particular patterns of musical sounds in time, how long they are held (their duration), and how they are stressed (their accents) Meter: the regular pattern of pulses or beats in consecutive measures of a work Irregular Meter: odd numbers of beats per measure Duple Meter: 2 pulses a measure, 1 st gets accent (like a march) ( 1 2) ( 1 2) Triple Meter: 2 pulses per measure, 1 st gets an accent (like a waltz) ( 1 2 3) ( 1 2 3) Syncopation: the accenting of certain beats of the meter that are usually unaccented Compound Syncopation: Hemiola: the superimposition of 2 notes in the time of three, or three notes in the time of two Melody: a series of pitches and intervals arranged to form a distinctive, recognizable musical unit 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 Harmony: the sounds that provide the support and enrichment – the accompaniment – for a melody; the sounds of pitches and intervals together Monophony: a melody or single line of music heard alone. Homophony:
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course MUS 103 taught by Professor Simona.morrison during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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MUS 103 Terms and Concepts - MUS 103 Terms and Concepts:...

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