Lecture Three - Lecture Three 8/30/10 *Go online and do...

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Lecture Three 8/30/10 **Go online and do ch.2 listening exercise 2 and ch. 2 quiz! Sometimes the music speeds up and this is called accelerando . Sometimes it slows down, and this is called ritardando . From this we get the word Ritard, which means slow down the music. Classical music can have great variety in the tempo and the meter all in the same work. Melody : a series of pitches arranged to form a cohesive musical line. More commonly called the “tune”. Most certainly not the beat! Most melodies have four main elements in common: A solid tonal center Forward motion A goal or climax A final feeling of repose Melodies are made up of pitches. A pitch is the relative position of a sound high or low. Musical sounds are produced by regular vibrations. The duplication of a pitch either higher or lower is called the octave . The octave is produced by either a doubling or halving of the vibration rate. EX: A 440 octave up is 880 and down is 220. All cultures use the octave. Divided up differently in different music cultures. Western
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Lecture Three - Lecture Three 8/30/10 *Go online and do...

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