Lecture Two - Lecture Two Building blocks of music Melody...

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Lecture Two 8/27/10 Building blocks of music: Melody Rhythm - affects how melody and harmony are expressed in time. Can have a different importance depending on what is being performed. Harmony Musical notation freezes the music in a fixed form so that a performer can study it and replicate it exactly later on. Rhythm is notated by adding lines and flags to the note heads written on the staff. A whole note contains all possible beats, if it was specified in number it would be one. Two half notes can be found in one whole note. Four quarter notes can be found in one whole note… etc. Rhythm is perhaps the most fundamental element of music. We respond to it physically and even dance to it. Rhythm- the organization of time in music. Beat- an even pulse that divides the passing of time into equal units. Beats are grouped into measures or bars . These gatherings of units of beats create what is called the meter . 3 meters- indicated by a fraction
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