Lecture Four - this. I , ii, iii, IV , V , vi, vii, I Of...

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Lecture Four 9/1/10 Melodies can move by step or by leap. Steps are easier to sing than leaps. Smaller pieces of the melody are the phrases. There are usually two. Antecedent Phrase - moves away Consequent Phrase - comes back The last few notes that bring a phrase to its close is called the cadence . It is like a resting point. Harmony - in music, the sounds that support and enrich the melody. It provides accompaniment to the melody. In the broadest sense, the peaceful arrangement of diverse elements. Harmony is built of chords or a group of two or more pitches sounding together. Basic chord in western music is called the triad . It is built on three pitches arranged in a certain way. These triads are built from the keys and scales discussed earlier. Each note of the scale is given a number or its degree. Roman numerals are used for
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Unformatted text preview: this. I , ii, iii, IV , V , vi, vii, I Of these the one built on I is called the Tonic. Tonic = I Dominant = V Subdominant = IV These are strung together into chord progressions. It moves through a series of harmonies. All of the notes of the chords can be struck together or they can be spread out. To do this is called an arpeggio. When pitches are sounded together some of them sound sweet and these are called consonances. Some will be jarring. These are called dissonances. It is the interplay of consonance and dissonance that build up and release the tension in the music. Texture Monophonic- one voice Monophony Homophonic- melody with accompaniment to homophony Polyphonic- many voices (counterpoint)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2010 for the course MUSIC APPR 894885838 taught by Professor Kimberlyhousser during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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