September 16 - Lecture 3 September 16 chapter 2 contd Major...

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Lecture 3 – September 16 – chapter 2 cont’d Major notes – C D E F G A B C Minor notes – A B C D E F G A Melody Scale o Diatomic: the seven notes that make up the major and minor scales o Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do o La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La o Chromatic Term derived from the Greek chroma, “Color” A scale that divides the octave into twelve half steps Chromatic melodies tend to sound more intense than diatomic melodies Melodic structure o How melodies move Conjunct motion – moving primarily by steps and without leaps Disjunct motion – moving by leaps rather than by step Often combine conjunct and disjunct but one predominates o How melodies are organized Phrase A segment portion of a melody Functions much like a dependant phrase or clause in a sentence Musicians identify phrases by lower case letters o “a” for the first, “b” for the second, etc o If a phrase repeats, the letter is used again
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