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Analysing Music 1. Analyze the melody by looking at range, type of motion (steps or leaps), and general contour. Then look at the rhythm, noting changes of intensity, development of rhythm patterns, and interplay between rhythm and tones in the melody. Analyse the harmony, identifying chords and non-harmonic tones. 2. Divide the music into sections, for example: opening, first conclusion, contrast or climax, final conclusion. Note changes between stability and animation, and how the composer effected these changes while maintaining overall coherence. Here are some compositional devices: Melody Review p. 44-45 Rhythm Harmony Stability Animation Stability Animation Stability Animation Melody moves in steps Leaps beyond a third Notes of at least one beat in duration Notes shorter than a beat Tonic and dominant chords Avoidance of tonic and dominant chords Chordal skips—eg do mi so Leaps, especially to dissonant tones Steady patterns of note durations Changing note durations Few harmony changes Frequent harmony
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