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Music Appreciation Notes. 19:45 Elements of music Building blocks of music Music as language Rhythm is universal Oral transmission (music from long ago, folk music) Notation o Notes-pitch and duration Notation 5 lines are a staff, begun by a cleft, treble and bass cleff o ledger lines, above and below the staff notes = pitch/duration o note values, bar lines (separate lines into measures), measures, 2:1 ratio o definite versus indefinite pitch- piano is definite o neumes (6 th  c.) precede notes (12 th  c. ) little squares.   Melody (first element) Coherent succession of pitches or notes the mind perceives as a unit.   Range (highest to lowest pitches) Contour (shape) putting it on a graph, adjacent or jumping around Step versus leap/intervals (distance between notes, half step is smallest) Tessitura (where most of the pitches occur) Rhythm Beat/pulse/melisma (should be steady) Tempo: adagio(slow) to presto(fast) metronome.  How fast or how slow? Meter (two’s or three’s/metric vs non-metric)  Syncopation (accents are on non-regular) more the rule than exception now.
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Harmony Definition: two or more pitches sounding simultaneously.  Can’t have a single  voice and there be harmony.  
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