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Max Spinner October 5, 2009 Course section: 0301 UID: 109943246 Chapter 4 1. Name five types of scales: Five different types of scales are blues scale, major scale, minor scale, gypsy scale, and pentatonic scale. 2. Name four modes: Four modes are Phrygian mode, Aeolian mode, Dorian mode, and Mixloydian mode. 3. Name three types of melodic contours: Three different types of melodic contours are falling, rising, and a combination of the two. 4. What is modulation?: “Modulation is the art of changing the tonal center, or tonic, from one pitch level to another.”
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Can you imagine improvisation without melody?: No, because a melody is pitches organized in a manner that makes sense musically. Without melody, improvisation would just sound stupid. It would take absolutely no talent and be meaningless. Melody is what makes music, music. 6. Describe the structure of a major scale: W W H W W W H 7. Explain the difference between augmentation and diminution: Augmentation is stretching a melody, making it longer and slower. Diminution is the compression of a melody, making it shorter and faster....
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course BMGT 381 taught by Professor Dawson during the Spring '10 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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